Philipp Scharwenka: Chamber Music
MDG, Mannheim String Quartet, Trio Parnassus, CD, Philipp Scharwenka
Chamber music fans have long awaited this MDG reissue bringing together two standard-setting recordings of Philipp Scharwenka's chamber music.
These CDs created a sensation when they were first released but disappeared from the catalogue many years ago. The press wrote that the recording of his piano trios by the Trio Parnassus offered "an absolutely addictive combination," while the Mannheim String Quartet was said to convey "ideal balance between expression and structure."
Two CDs, packed with chamber music, re-released at a special price, and including an encore: the Violoncello Sonata, performed with feeling and flair by Michael Groß and Chia Chou of the Trio Parnassus. This is late romantic filigree work that goes straight to the heart and is guaranteed to delight audiophile chamber music fans.
Scharwenka, P: Piano trio in G major, Op. 112
Scharwenka, P: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 116
Scharwenka, P: Piano Trio in C sharp minor, Op. 100
Scharwenka, P: String Quartet, Op. 117 in D minor
Scharwenka, P: String Quartet, Op. 120 in D major
Scharwenka, P: Piano Quintet, Op. 118 in B minor