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Einar Englund - Piano Quintet and String Quartet

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Catalogue numberBIS-1197 CD
Release date2004-09-28
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time54:37

BBC Music Magazine 5 stars.

Einar Englund (1916-1999) is one of the leading figures in postwar Finnish neo-classicism. A champion of 'absolute music', he composed mainly within traditional genres such as the symphony, concerto and sonata.
It was his Piano Quintet (1941) which first brought him to the attention of the public – and of Jean Sibelius, no less. The great man told him that he liked the work 'a lot', and remarked that 'you will always remember it as the first milestone in your career.' Englund described the style of the quintet as 'both thematically and harmonically an individual mixture of Franck, Reger, Brahms and Ravel!'
The String Quartet (1986) is a late work, more serene and balanced than the Quintet. Englund described it as 'neo-classical in style, romantic in content.' This disc thus brings together the first large-scale composition by the young man and the fruit of a late flowering.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Englund, Einar
  Piano Quintet (1941) 28:02
01 I. Allegro 07:36 $ 1.60 USD
02 II. Scherzo. Molto vivace 04:22 $ 0.92 USD
03 III. Adagio ma non troppo 08:57 $ 1.88 USD
04 IV. Finale. Allegro con brio 07:07 $ 1.49 USD
  String Quartet (1985-86) 25:50
05 I. Moderato 07:09 $ 1.50 USD
06 II. Valse. Allegro moderato 04:12 $ 0.88 USD
07 III. Adagio 07:55 $ 1.66 USD
08 IV. Tema con variazioni. Allegretto 06:34 $ 1.38 USD
  Album total 54:37
EnsembleSinfonia Lahti Chamber Ensemble (Sinfonia Lahti Kamariyhtye)
ComposerEnglund, Einar
PianoLonnqvist (Lönnqvist), Peter

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