STANISŁAW MONIUSZKO (1819-1872): String Quartets No. 1 in D Minor and No. 2 in F, JULIUSZ ZARĘBSKI (1854-1885): Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 34.
Catalogue Number: 09V007
Reference: 555 124-2
Description: The Zarębski quintet has been recorded twice before (the last time on Hyperion) but this may be a CD premiere (at least) for the two quartets (four movements each but only 16 and 15 minutes in length) written around 1839 during or shortly after his Berlin study years and in a style continuing to draw on the vocabulary of classical models. At the same time, the twenty-year-old student displays a sense of humor, melodicism and finesse. Plawner Quintet.