Five years after Shostakovich premiered his quintet to turbulent success in 1940, his new 24-years young friend Weinberg premiered one of his own. For the premiere on March 18th, the 27-year old Weinberg got the String Quartet of the Bolshoi and a 30-year old pianist, already famous then, by the name of Emil Gilels. The Quintet op.18 is one of the unequivocally great chamber pieces of that time and it is a superb entry-point into the world of Weinberg. As with any truly great masterpiece, a work like the Piano Quintet benefits and indeed demands many and diverging interpretations. This also includes different versions, such as this arrangement of the quintet for chamber ensemble. The idea is hardly far-fetched: Weinberg arranged several of his own works for chamber orchestra; his friend Shostakovich's string quartets have popularly lent themselves to such arrangements. It suits the treatment naturally - and the orchestral version, therefore, gives us just one more way to discover and enjoy one of Weinberg's ingenious gifts to his belated but finally eager public.
Five years after Shostakovich premiered his quintet to turbulent success in 1940, his new 24-years young friend Weinberg premiered one of his own. For the premiere on March 18th, the 27-year old Weinberg got the String Quartet of the Bolshoi and a 30-year old pianist, already famous then, by the name of Emil Gilels. The Quintet op.18 is one of the unequivocally great chamber pieces of that time and it is a superb entry-point into the world of Weinberg. As with any truly great masterpiece, a work like the Piano Quintet benefits and indeed demands many and diverging interpretations. This also includes different versions, such as this arrangement of the quintet for chamber ensemble. The idea is hardly far-fetched: Weinberg arranged several of his own works for chamber orchestra; his friend Shostakovich's string quartets have popularly lent themselves to such arrangements. It suits the treatment naturally - and the orchestral version, therefore, gives us just one more way to discover and enjoy one of Weinberg's ingenious gifts to his belated but finally eager public.
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Piano Quintet 18

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Label: CAPRICCIO
Rel. Date: 10/02/2020
UPC: 845221053660

Piano Quintet 18
Artist: Elisaveta Blumina
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1. Piano Quintet, Op. 18 (Arr. M. Baier For Orchestra): I. Moderato Con Moto [Live]
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2. Piano Quintet, Op. 18 (Arr. M. Baier For Orchestra): II. Allegretto [Live]
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3. Piano Quintet, Op. 18 (Arr. M. Baier For Orchestra): III. Presto [Live]
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4. Piano Quintet, Op. 18 (Arr. M. Baier For Orchestra): IV. Largo [Live]
5. Piano Quintet, Op. 18 (Arr. M. Baier For Orchestra): V. Allegro Agitato [Live]
6. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 1, Larghetto
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7. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 2, Allegro
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8. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 3, Moderato Maestoso
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9. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 4, Tempo Di Valse
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10. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 5, Allegretto
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11. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 6, Presto
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12. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 7, Andante Tranquillo
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13. Children's Notebook No. 1, Op. 16: No. 8, Larghetto
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14. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 1, Largo
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15. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 2, Allegretto
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16. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 3, Moderato
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17. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 4, Lento
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18. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 5, Allegro
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19. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 6, Andantino
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20. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 7, Marziale Lugubre
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21. Children's Notebook No. 2, Op. 19: No. 8, Andante
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Five years after Shostakovich premiered his quintet to turbulent success in 1940, his new 24-years young friend Weinberg premiered one of his own. For the premiere on March 18th, the 27-year old Weinberg got the String Quartet of the Bolshoi and a 30-year old pianist, already famous then, by the name of Emil Gilels. The Quintet op.18 is one of the unequivocally great chamber pieces of that time and it is a superb entry-point into the world of Weinberg. As with any truly great masterpiece, a work like the Piano Quintet benefits and indeed demands many and diverging interpretations. This also includes different versions, such as this arrangement of the quintet for chamber ensemble. The idea is hardly far-fetched: Weinberg arranged several of his own works for chamber orchestra; his friend Shostakovich's string quartets have popularly lent themselves to such arrangements. It suits the treatment naturally - and the orchestral version, therefore, gives us just one more way to discover and enjoy one of Weinberg's ingenious gifts to his belated but finally eager public.