Kenneth Woods – Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major

English Symphony Orchestra

Kenneth Woods, conductor

Nimbus Records, 2018

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Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major – From our review:

In every respect, this is a fine achievement, which deserves to be considered as classical as the original version. It preserves Brahms’s Romantic trait and, without wandering off the path of the original composition, it adds many evocative elements to which only an orchestra can give prominence and that an excellent performance as the one recorded here further enhances.

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Brahms: Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major – Tracklist:

  1. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: I. Allegro non troppo
  2. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: II. Poco Adagio
  3. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: III. Scherzo – Poco Allegro
  4. Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 26: IV. Finale – Allegro

Orchestrated by Kenneth Woods, 2008-2015, rev. 2017

Recording location: Wyastone Concert Hall, 21 November 2017