OnClassical | OC80R | 2013

Saint-Saëns, C.: Piano Quartets; E-flat major; B-flat major Op. 41
Quartetto Avos, Quartet

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Total duration: 54:45
Original audio @ 88.2 kHz * 24 bits


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Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) was a tireless traveler, during his life took care of literature, poetry, mathematics, science and natural phenomena, archeology, astronomy and botany. His entire production is kaleidoscopic: he experiences new aspects of music, such as the sound of the first ever soundtracked film when he was over seventy (L'Assassinat du duc de Guise, 1908).
This album includes the complete piano quartets by the composer. The first, written between 1851 and 1853, was published a year after his death. It is an early work with references to Liszt and Schubert.
Quartet decidedly more mature his Op 41, composed in 1875, and considered one of the cornerstones of French chamber music together with Franck and Fauré works.


The audio quality of this disk is squarely in the demonstration class, the performing ensemble is at the top of its game, and the result is a real jewel of a chamber music recording. Highest recommendation! ‐Henry S. (14/03/2016) 

A phenomenal group of players! I just have two requests. One to Brilliant Classics: please license and produce the Avos’s Mozart disc; and one to the Quartetto Avos: please give us as much of the piano quartet literature as you can. ‐Jerry Dubins (01/10/2014) 

Piano Quartets; E-flat major; B-flat major Op. 41
Quartetto Avos, Quartet

Prod. No.: 80 / 2013
Cat. No: OC80R
UPC: 3610152769747
No. Album(s): 1

Recorded @ Centro congressi c/o Palude di Onara, Padova, 2012

Sound engineer: Alessandro Simonetto
Photo/paint on cover: x1brett from flickr.com (CC BY)
Artwork: OnClassical

Equipment used: Neumann mics.
Instrument(s) used: N/A

An OnClassical prod., © 2012

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