Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Bloch : Piano Quintet No 1 - 1934 recording

Alfredo Casella and the Pro Arte Quartet
Ernest Bloch (July 24, 1880 – July 15, 1959): Piano Quintet No 1 (1923)

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Vintage Bloch! The gruff, wild character of his early works combines a late romantic style with some quite daring experiments - listen out for the quarter tones in the first movement! The recording blazes with life. Bloch must have been delighted with it.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for this. It's a work I've always loved and have known it from the Fine Arts Quartet recording with Frank Glazer, which I put on my blog. I was unaware of this early recording an am very eager to hear it. Thanks again.