EMIL HARTMANN (1836-1898): Piano Quintet in G Minor, Andante and Allegro for Violin and Piano, Op. 12, String Quartets in A Minor, Op. 14 and in C Minor, Op. 37 (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 12V005
Description: Hartmann employs a wide emotional range in the chamber works, the 1865 quintet full of youthful passion, the A minor quartet gently ingratiating but its later sibling smoldering and dramatic but with a seraphic slow movement, but his gift for melody is present in all. Elisabeth Zeuthen Schneider, Nicolas Dupont (violins), Tony Nys (viola), Justus Grimm (cello), Daniel Blumenthal (piano).