Ernest Bloch



Klavierquintett Nr. 1; Klavierquintett Nr. 2


Bloch's First Piano Qunitet is still rarely played, though all experts seem to be at one in acknowledging its exceptional quality. The American musicologist and pianist Olin Downes regards it as 'the greatest work in its form since the piano quintets of Brahms and César Frank'. Bloch had first turned to twelve-note techniques in his Third String Quartet, written in 1952 at the age of 72, and was now, in his Second Piano Quintet, able to profit from the experiences he had garnered in the intervening years. Dodecaphonic structures appear in this work in the context of extended tonality.


Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)


Aura Quartett: Antonio Nunez, Violine, Roger Pyne, Violine, Christian Vaucher, Viola, Conrad Wyss, Violoncello. Hans Joerg Fink, Klavier.

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