Onslow: String Quintets, Vol. 3 – Nos. 28 & 29 Elan Quintet

Cover Onslow: String Quintets, Vol. 3 – Nos. 28 & 29

Album info

Album-Release:
2018

HRA-Release:
07.12.2018

Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Chamber Music

Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)

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  • George Onslow (1784 - 1853): String Quintet No. 28 in G Minor, Op. 72 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass):
  • 1String Quintet No. 28 in G Minor, Op. 72 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): I. Adagio non troppo - Allegro moderato09:33
  • 2String Quintet No. 28 in G Minor, Op. 72 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): II. Adagio, molto cantabile09:09
  • 3String Quintet No. 28 in G Minor, Op. 72 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): III. Menuet04:13
  • 4String Quintet No. 28 in G Minor, Op. 72 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): IV. Finale08:58
  • String Quintet No. 29 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass):
  • 5String Quintet No. 29 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): I. Allegro moderato09:59
  • 6String Quintet No. 29 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): II. Larghetto doloroso06:27
  • 7String Quintet No. 29 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): III. Scherzo04:55
  • 8String Quintet No. 29 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 (Version for String Quartet & Double Bass): IV. Finale. Vivace06:58
  • Total Runtime01:00:12

Info for Onslow: String Quintets, Vol. 3 – Nos. 28 & 29



As a pianist and cellist Georges Onslow had a particular affinity with chamber music, and his String Quintets are given an almost orchestral quality with their addition of the rich sonorities of a double bass. String Quintet No. 28, with an especially beautiful Adagio with more than a trace of the influence of Mendelssohn, combines Baroque poise with expressive Romantic writing, while String Quintet No. 29 is light-hearted and good-natured, with hints of Schubert in its melancholy lyricism and unexpected key changes. In praising the Elan Quintet’s first volume (8.573600) a MusicWeb International reviewer declared, ‘I cannot fault their playing: their tonal quality is ravishing, their ensemble perfect.’

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The Elan Quintet
began from a compendium of performance experience in lyric, symphonic and chamber music shared between its members, all musicians of the opera orchestra of the Palau de les Arts. The combination of string quartet with double bass has opened up a richness of tone and distinct soundscape that the Elan Quintet has dedicated to exploring, celebrating works by composers such as Dvorak and Cambini and rediscovering forgotten masterpieces such as by Onslow and Bridge.

Described as a “delicious discovery” (Las Provincias) and “playing of great charm” (Gramophone Magazine), the Elan Quintet has recorded and performed with Grammy Award winning composer Claudia Montero for her 2016 CD “Irremediablemente Buenos Aires” as well as for international clarinet soloist Joan Enric Lluna. In 2015, the quintet began their project with Naxos Records to record the little known string quintets of George Onslow.

Booklet for Onslow: String Quintets, Vol. 3 – Nos. 28 & 29

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