The Brahms Project - The Complete Piano Quartets (2017)

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The Brahms Project

Four of the foremost Spanish musicians of their generation join forces in exploring three of German Romanticism's highest peaks. Brahms's piano quartets are cornerstones of the chamber music repertoire and works of symphonic scope, and the Brahms Project offer the listener a very personal and intense rendition of these Brahms masterpieces.

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The Brahms Project - The Complete Piano Quartets (2017)

Brahms

The Brahms Project

    Fanfare Magazine

"This is one of those seemingly rare occurrences where the highest fidelity sound is coupled with outstanding performances. [...] The excellent clarity of the sound brings out every strand in the instrumental parts allowing one to hear nuances that are normally hidden. [...] These players manage to deliver a performance that never sags and never bores while still managing to convey the weighty and slower passages with regal authority. [...] The dynamics are very wide and the tonalities are all so very natural sounding. What a joy to listen to such a recording! This goes right to the top of my Want List. Highly recommended!"

Mark Novak[read full review]

    Crescendo Magazine

"A new reference for this quartets among those of Emil Gilels and the Quatuor Amadeus [...]"

Jean-Marie André[read full review]

    Opusklassiek

"Here we hear an ensemble that has grown completely with Brahms' piano quartets and has created a performance in which [...] the layeredness of this music seems effortless. [...] The recording is warm and clear, leavind no detail unexposed. Magnificent."

Aart van der Wal[read full review]

    HRAudio.net -

"I heartily suggest you acquire the double SACD and enjoy the best of Late Romantics.[...] Without loosing any of its register, the piano sounds marvellous, all the timbres collected by the DSD256 and balanced so that even at the loudest sound required by Brahms, the recording technician never lets the piano overcome the strings. The strings themselves have distinct characters, often resinous and rich. An exemplary recording for a Piano Quartet!"

John Miller[read full review]

The Brahms Project - The Complete Piano Quartets (2017)

Brahms

The Brahms Project

Cables: Grimm
Digital Converters: Merging Horus
Editing Software: Merging Pyramix
Mastering Engineer: Gonzalo Noqué
Microphones: Neumann U89i, Schoeps
Producer: Gonzalo Noqué & María José Belotto
Recording Engineer: Gonzalo Noqué
Recording location: Auditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart, Zaragoza, Spain
Recording Software: Merging Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD256
Speakers: Amphion

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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - I. Allegro
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - II. Intermezzo - allegro, ma non troppo
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - III. Andante con moto
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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - IV. Rondo alla Zingarese
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Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - I. Allegro non troppo
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Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - II. Scherzo - Allegro
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Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - III. Andante
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Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - IV. Finale - Allegro comodo
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Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 26 - I. Allegro non troppo
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Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 26 - II. Poco Adagio
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Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 26 - III. Scherzo - Poco Allegro
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Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 26 - IV. Finale - Allegro
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