JOSEPH JONGEN (1873-1953): Piano Quartet in E Flat, Op. 23, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Piano Quartet in B Flat, Op. 41.
Catalogue Number: 09O048
Description: Although I'm sure I offered a Cyprès recording of the Jongen around seven years ago, I can find no trace of it and so, since there is currently no other recording of it available, I offer this (somewhat) new one: this is a generally genial, charmingly sprawling four-movement work from 1902 lasting 45 minutes in this reading. Still indebted to Franck and D'Indy, there are also newer influences from Debussy and Fauré and Jongen's mature formal mastery and rich fund of melody are already apparent. Quatuor Gabriel.