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The Virtuoso String Quartet:
Marjorie Hayward (violin) ; Edwin Virgo (violin); Watson Forbes (viola);
Cedric Sharpe (violoncello) and John Pauer (pianoforte)
Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor is regarded as his most important early work. It was originally conceived as a string quintet, but after it had been thoroughly tested in that form by Joachim and his colleagues, they explained to Brahms that no five string players could hope to achieve the huge effects which the music clearly demanded. Brahms then rewrote it as a sonata for two pianos, in which form it is still often heard. Finally he adapted it for piano quintet.

Contributors

Violin:
Marjorie Hayward
Violin:
Edwin Virgo
Violin:
Watson Forbes
Viola:
Cedric Sharpe
Pianoforte:
John Pauer

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