AUGUST KLUGHARDT (1847-1902): Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 43, String Quintet in G Minor, Op. 62.
Catalogue Number: 11M051
Reference: 307 1652-2
Description: The 1884 piano quintet is typically tempestuous as are most Romantic works in G minor which refuses to join either of the divergent paths of style for the genre - chamber intimacy or symphonic - instead ingeniously moving back and forth between both. The string quintet (1896) is a more rhapsodic and lyrical piece, with more counterpoint and with hints of "Hungarian" style woven into its rich, expansive and Brahmsian voice. Leipzig String Quartet, Olga Gollej (piano), Julian Steckel (cello).