PHILIPP SCHARWENKA (1847-1917): Piano Trios in C Sharp Minor, Op. 100 and in G, Op. 112, Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 116 (Trio Parnassus), String Quartets in D Minor, Op. 117 and in D, Op. 120, Piano Quintet in B Minor, Op. 118 (Thomas Duis [piano], Mannheim String Quartet).
Catalogue Number: 09U033
Reference: 603 2077-2
Format: CD reissue
Description: Published between 1897 and 1912, these chamber works by a composer who was almost as good at pumping out solo piano music as his younger brother Xaver are examples of how backward-looking and conservative the majority of composers in Germany still were at a time when Mahler and Schoenberg were flexing their modernist muscles. Much beautifully melodic stuff here for those of you who missed the single disc releases late last century. 2 CDs. Original 1993 and 1999 releases.