Goldmark Chamber Music

Carl Goldmark:

  • String Quartet in B flat, Op. 8
  • String Quintet in A minor, Op. 9, with Rudolf Leopold (cello)

Performed by the Haydn Quartet.

Carl Goldmark practically never received comprehensive musical training while he was a young person. This may be why at the age of 30, around the year 1860, he first gained public attention as a composer with his string quartet Op. 8.

Two years later, Goldmark’s string quintet Op. 9 premiered, though it was thought to be too bold for the taste of the audience. The Haydn Quartet, for more than 20 years the “quartet in residence” at the Esterhazy Palace in Eisenstadt, is being supported by cellist and professor Rudolph Leopold.

Here is the String Quartet in B-Flat Major, Op. 8: I. Andante – Allegro moderato, as performed by the Haydn Quartet:  

And here is a recording of the String Quintet by Goldmark: