The Berlin Piano Quartet performs works by Brahms, Faure, and Schnittke on this CD. The specific titles are as follows:
- Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
- Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor Op. 15
- Piano Quartet
Performed by the Berlin Piano Quartet
Featuring the members of the Berlin Piano Quartet, strings from the world-renowned Berliner Philharmoniker and the French pianist Kim Barbier, this first album by the Berlin Piano Quartet brings together works by Brahms, Fauré, and Schnittke.
Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, op. 15 begins with a grand gesture. The piece was premiered on 14 February 1880 at a concert of the Société National de Musique, established to promote French orchestral and chamber music works. With irresistible momentum, it comes to an end in a rhythmically agile Finale, textured by juxtaposing triplets in the piano against punctuated rhythms in the strings.
Here is the Faure piano quartet #1, with Reynaud Capucon, violin, and Gautier Capucon, Cello: