Ensemble Villa Musica - Joachim Raff: Chamber Music - Sextet op. 178, Piano quintet, op. 107 (2003)
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Genre: Classical | Label: MDG Gold | Catalog: 3041181
The Piano Quintet in A minor is "grand" in more ways than one. It lasts more than 37 minutes. Each movement possesses its own fascination. The first offers heaving, swelling romantic music and engages all the instruments in daunting fashion. The second is a haunting, relentless scherzo that starts off with a lighter sound to build suspense. The slow third, major key movement starts off in rather saccharine style but turns persuasive in its own way.