CD of the Month for May, 2015

Piano Quartets:

On this CD, we get to listen to the following selections: Brahms:


  • Piano Quartet (in one movement) in A minor


  • Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47

Performed by Daniel Hope (violin), David Finckel (cello), Wu Han (piano) and Paul Neubauer (viola).

With exquisite piano quartets by Mahler, Schumann, and Brahms, this CD of the Month for May 2015, presents some of the finest pieces written in the romantic era. For this chamber music album, violinist Daniel Hope has put together a stellar cast, including Cellist David Finckel, Wu Han, piano, as well as violist Paul Neubauer.

The recording is produced by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York.

The tracks on this new CD are:

Gustav Mahler: Piano Quartet In A Minor 1. Nicht zu schnell

Robert Schumann: Piano Quartet In E Flat, Op.47 1. Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo 2. Scherzo (Molto vivace) 3. Andante cantabile 4. Finale (Vivace)

Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 In G Minor, Op.25 1. Allegro 2. Intermezzo (Allegro ma non troppo) 3. Andante con moto 4. Rondo alla Zingarese  

Here is a recording of the last movement of the Brahms Quartet Op. 25:

Amazing music, huh?

And next, here is the Robert Schumann – Piano Quartet for E flat major Op.47:

Tags: Brahms, Mahler, Schumann, Piano quartets, Daniel Hope, David Finckel, Wu Han, Paul Neubauer