Aneta Majerová & Stamicovo kvarteto - Weinberg, Bloch: Piano Quintets
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Weinberg, Bloch: Piano Quintets Aneta Majerová & Stamicovo kvarteto

On this album the pianist Aneta Majerová together with the Stamic Quartet bring two jewels of 20th century chamber music. Piano Quintet op. 18 of unjustly neglected Polish composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, who spent most of his life in the USSR, is one of many pieces of evidence in his large compositional legacy proving that he is properly classified along with Shostakovich and Prokofiev among the three leading Soviet composers of the 20th century. While Weinberg´s quintet is one of the early works of its author, Ernest Bloch´s piano quintet ranks among his last compositions. Bloch was, like Weinberg, of Jewish origin and lived alternately in Switzerland and the USA.

2016, ANI 057-2
1. Moderato con moto (Mieczysław Weinberg: Klavírní kvintet op. 18 (1944))
2. Alegretto (Mieczysław Weinberg: Klavírní kvintet op. 18 (1944))
3. Presto (Mieczysław Weinberg: Klavírní kvintet op. 18 (1944))
4. Largo (Mieczysław Weinberg: Klavírní kvintet op. 18 (1944))
5. Allegro agitato (Mieczysław Weinberg: Klavírní kvintet op. 18 (1944))
6. Animato (Ernest Bloch: Klavírní kvintet č. 2 (1957))
7. Andante (Ernest Bloch: Klavírní kvintet č. 2 (1957))
8. Allegro (Ernest Bloch: Klavírní kvintet č. 2 (1957))

Personnel:

Aneta Majerová – piano
The Stamic Quartet:
Jindřich Pazdera – violin
Josef Kekula – violin
Jan Pěruška – viola
Petr Hejný – violoncello

Sound:

Weinberg: Czech Radio Studio No. 1, Prague / Jakub Hadraba
Bloch: HAMU Sound Studio, Prague / Ondřej Urban
Recording director: Jiří Gemrot
Mastering: Ondřej Urban