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Pianoforte Quartet, Op. 47
1 Sostenuto assai-Allegro ma non troppo. 2 Scherzo: Molto vivace. 3 Andante cantabile. 4 Finale: Vivace played by The Wilfred Parry Piano Quartet:
Joseph Shadwick (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Anthony Pini (violoncello)
Wilfred Parry (pianoforte)
Schumann's Piano Quartet in E flat was composed in 1843, the same year in which the Piano Quintet appeared. Richard Aldrich points out that this genial and romantic work ' owes its inspiration to the same impulse that urged Schumann to the Quintet ; the method is the same, the technique shows the same manner of approach as well as the same masterly skill ; the cast of thought is similar..... But it deals, on the whole, with a slighter order of ideas ; the flight of its inspiration is not, on the whole, quite so bold or so high. It insinuates its way into the affections of the music-lover rather than imposes itself with the irresistible sweep and energy of the quintet


Piano: Wilfred Parry
Violin: Joseph Shadwick
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Viola: Anthony Pini
Pianoforte: Wilfred Parry
Unknown: Richard Aldrich

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