JAN KRTITEL VANHAL (1739-1813): 3 Piano Quintets, Op. 12.

Catalogue Number: 02K039

Label: Hungaroton

Reference: HCD 32588

Format: CD

Price: $19.98

Description: Of course these works, published in 1784, were not called "piano quintets" but piano sonatas "with string quartet accompaniment ad libitum". What they sound like is full-scale, virtuosic piano concertos from the Sturm und Drang school with huge first movements (over 16 minutes for No. 3), short slow movements and bright finales of varying length. Miklós Spányi (fortepiano), Authentic Quartet.

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