ADOLPHE BLANC (1828-1885): String Quintets No. 3 in D, Op. 21, No. 4 in E Flat, Op. 22 and No. 7 in E, Op. 50.
Catalogue Number: 01Q030
Label: Es Dur
Reference: ES 2046
Description: We offered a disc of wind music by this French composer seven years ago (11J053). This disc of music in the more Germanic form of the string quintet is un-Germanic in two ways: first, Blanc employs a double bass in addition to the string quartet and second, the music remains elegant, light and seemingly concerned primarily with melody. Some of these themes are practically Mozartian and the young Schubert and young Mendelssohn might also come to mind. Really bright, cheerful and, because of that, unusual. Fabergé Quintet.