Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Robert Schumann Piano Quartet E Flat Major. Op. 47.

As the earlier piano quintet, this E Flat major quartet was also finished in the same year 1842 in the month of October.The quintet was finished a few weeks before this. Like the quintet, there are thematic links between movements.
The first movement - Sostenuto Assai - Allegro Ma Non Troppo:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_CjUaSGSm4

The Scherzo has two trio sections:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbt2REPg7do

Andante Cantabile is in ternary form. A moving rendition by the Meadowmount Quartet:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZMT36FKVuU

The Finale is in sonata form. After an introductory outburst, the viola states the lively theme. In a free rondo form, the finale has a lengthy closing coda section:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pxyfF5k8Xk

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