NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): String Quartet in F Minor, String Quintet in F Minor, 6 Novelettes for Piano Trio, Op. 29.
Catalogue Number: 11U037
Reference: 555 198-2
Description: The compositional history of many of Gade’s chamber works is long and complicated because he often submitted his earlier works to later revisions. One exception is the quartet of 1851, the first complete quartet of his authorship (four movements and 21 minutes). It is not known why he later distanced himself from this composition inasmuch as it is distinguished by a expressivity stronger than that encountered in his later works. With the smaller (12 min.) and earlier (1837) quintet he created a work comparable in expression and form to the one-movement dramatic concert overtures with which he had occupied himself ever since his earliest youth. Ensemble MidtVest.