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Brahms: String Quartets & Piano Quintet

Belcea Quartet, Till Fellner

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More than twelve years after its initial incursion into the music of Brahms, the Belcea Quartet now presents an eagerly awaited complete recording of his string quartets. A powerful style and a sense of musical architecture are the two qualities most often attributed to the Belcea, which is now one of the top international quartets. And those characteristics blossom to the full in Brahms. For the Piano Quintet, its members are joined by Till Fellner. This Austrian former student of Alfred Brendel is one of today’s most respected pianists, combining grace, rigour and musical intelligence. In September 2016 the Belcea Quartet will embark on a tour that will take it to the United States and most countries in Europe.

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String Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 51 (Johannes Brahms)

1
I. Allegro
00:11:25

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

2
II. Romanze (Poco adagio)
00:07:33

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

3
III. Allegretto molto moderato e comodo
00:09:20

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

4
IV. Allegro
00:06:02

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51 (Johannes Brahms)

5
I. Allegro non troppo
00:13:42

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

6
II. Andante
00:09:19

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

7
III. Quasi minuetto, moderato
00:05:40

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

8
IV. Finale (Allegro non assai)
00:07:42

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

DISC 2

String Quartet No. 3 in B-Flat Major, Op. 67 (Johannes Brahms)

1
I. Vivace
00:10:55

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

2
II. Andante
00:07:04

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

3
III. Agitato (Allegretto non troppo)
00:08:19

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

4
IV. Poco allegretto con variazioni
00:10:16

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 (Johannes Brahms)

5
I. Allegro non troppo
00:15:36

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Till Fellner, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

6
II. Andante, un poco adagio
00:08:34

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Till Fellner, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

7
III. Scherzo (Allegro)
00:07:26

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Till Fellner, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

8
IV. Finale (Poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo)
00:10:40

Quatuor Belcea, Performer - Till Fellner, Performer - Johannes Brahms, Composer

2016 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France 2015 Alpha Classics / Outhere Music France

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More than twelve years after its initial incursion into the music of Brahms, the Belcea Quartet now presents an eagerly awaited complete recording of his string quartets. A powerful style and a sense of musical architecture are the two qualities most often attributed to the Belcea, which is now one of the top international quartets. And those characteristics blossom to the full in Brahms. For the Piano Quintet, its members are joined by Till Fellner. This Austrian former student of Alfred Brendel is one of today’s most respected pianists, combining grace, rigour and musical intelligence. In September 2016 the Belcea Quartet will embark on a tour that will take it to the United States and most countries in Europe.

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