OTTO MALLING (1848-1915): Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 80, FRIEDRICH KUHLAU (1786-1832): Piano Quartet No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 108.
Catalogue Number: 06U047
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: Malling’s 1903 quartet was his last chamber work and hews to conservative ieals with elements of Nordic national Romanticism spiced with touches of French-inspired harmonic coloring; a halling is suggested rhythmically in the scherzo and the folk tone returns in the finale while the slow movement is a nature nocturne with tragic undertones. The coupling is Kuhlau’s large-scale work where drama is offset by grace and which highlights the composer’s contrapuntal gift. Copenhagen Piano Quartet.