Home About Us Artists CDs Downloads Coming Soon Video Subscribe Distribution Links

 

Nash Ensemble
Brahms String Quintets

String Quintet No.1 in F op.88
 
1 I Allegro non troppo, ma con brio 10.38
2 II Grave ed appassionato - Allegretto vivace 10.58
3 III Allegro energico 4.57
 
String Quintet No.2 in G op.111
 
4 I Allegro non troppo, ma con brio 12.20
5 II Adagio 6.18
6 III Un poco allegretto 5.31
7 IV Vivace ma non troppo presto 4.55
 
Total timing: 55.40 

Catalogue No: ONYX4043

The Nash Ensemble continue their critically acclaimed Brahms series on Onyx with the two String Quintets. The op88 was composed after a remarkable burst of activity - the second symphony, violin concerto, Academic Festival and Tragic overtures, the second piano concerto had all appeared in the five years prior to the composition of the first quintet. Op88 was composed along with the second cello sonata, and the second violin sonata. Brahms was at the height of his powers. The first quintet although a favourite of his has been slow to gain public affection.
 
The second quintet op111 dates from 1890, and Brahms had begun and abandoned sketches for his 5th and 6th symphonies, complaining that he found composition was becoming harder, and that he would stop altogether.Thankfully he was coaxed into re-thinking his decision by the clarinettist Muelfeld, and the op111 turned out not to be his final work. He did however write to his publisher 'With this note you can take leave of my music, because it is high time to stop'. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 


Track Listing & MP3 Downloads


All individual tracks on Onyx are now available for download in MP3 format .
File sizes vary but are approximately 1 MB per minute of music. Following purchase you will be taken to a page with a download link to your selected music file.

DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM

Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.1 in F op.88: I Allegro non troppo ma con brio
10:38
2
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.1 in F op.88: II Grave ed appassionato - Allegretto vivace
10:58
3
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.1 in F op.88: III Allegro energico
04:58
4
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: I Allegro non troppo ma con brio
12:21
5
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: II Adagio
06:18
6
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: III Un poco allegretto
05:31
7
Brahms, Johannes
String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: IV Vivace ma non troppo presto
04:55

Free Samples
Note:
All sound files have been compressed to enable streaming over a 56k modem. The sound quality of the free streaming files therefore do not reflect the high quality of the CD recording or of the MP3 files. Mac users who do not have the most recent media player may need to download a Windows Media Player to listen to the excerpts. Click here for download information.

Title
Duration
Complete/Excerpt
Listen
1. String Quintet No.1 in F op.88: I Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
1:33
Excerpt
2. String Quintet No.1 in F op.88: II Grave ed appassionato - Allegretto vivace
2:00
Excerpt
3. String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: I Allegro non troppo, ma con brio
1:15
Excerpt
4. String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: III Un poco allegretto
1:25
Excerpt
5. String Quintet No.2 in G op.111: IV Vivace ma non troppo presto
1:40
Excerpt