Brahms Piano Quartets.
I listened yesterday to all three Piano quartets by Johannes Brahms. This is a combination of instruments that goes back to the time of Mozart, if not earlier, when folks got together to make music at their homes. This evolved into the so-called “Schubertiade” of the friends of Franz Schubert.
At these sessions, poets, painters, singers, and composers came together to make music and enjoy the resulting entertainment. This recording features the piano quartets by Brahms. What wonderful music this is!
And the third movement, “Andante” of the Brahms Quartet #3, Opus 60 is one of the most unforgettable Brahms love songs: Beautiful, passionate, and thoroughly romantic. In this recording, French Cellist Gautier Capucon is giving us all that he is able to in a lovely performance:
Here is the Brahms Piano Quartet 3, Op. 60, Third movement, ‘Andante’, with Menachem Pressler, Salvatore Accardo, Tamestit, and Gautier Capuçon: