FRIEDRICH GERNSHEIM (1839-1916): Piano Quintets No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 35 and No. 2 in B Minor, Op. 63.
Catalogue Number: 06L069
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0099
Description: Every new release of Gernsheim's music makes one suspect that he does not rank too far below Brahms and other late Romantic contemporaries. These quintets (1876 and 1896) are tightly constructed, powerfully argued and full of rhythmic energy; they're also more tuneful than Brahms. Listen once and you'll be convinced that Gernsheim belongs among the best composers of the German Romantic era. Edouard Oganessian (piano), Art Vio String Quartet.