ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936): 5 Novelettes, Op. 15, String Quintet in A, Op. 39
Catalogue Number: 04I063
Description: A teen-age work from 1881, with Spanish, "Oriental" and "Hungarian" style movements among its five, and a slightly more mature one from 1891 which proves again that, whether in symphony or chamber music, Glazunov couldn't write anything but a sparkling, catchy scherzo (and the finale's pretty frothy too!). Fine Arts Quartet, Nathaniel Rosen (cello).