The Brahms Project: The Complete Piano Quartets

Four of the foremost Spanish musicians of their generation join forces in exploring three of German Romanticism’s highest peaks. Brahms’s piano quartets are cornerstones of the chamber music repertoire and works of symphonic scope, and the Brahms Project offer the listener a very personal and intense rendition of these Brahms masterpieces.

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Four of the foremost Spanish musicians of their generation, Josep Colomé, Joaquín Riquelme, David Apellániz and Enrique Bagaría join forces in exploring Brahms's music...
01Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - I.- Allegro13:11
02Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - II.- Intermezzo: Allegro, ma non troppo7:40
03Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - III.- Andante con moto9:46
04Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor op. 25 - IV.- Rondo alla Zingarese8:46
05Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - I.- Allegro non troppo9:49
06Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - II.- Scherzo: Allegro4:04
07Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - III.- Andante9:06
08Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor op. 60 - IV.- Finale: Allegro comodo9:06
01Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 60 - I.- Allegro non troppo16:07
02Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 60 - II.- Poco Adagio11:58
03Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 60 - III.- Scherzo: Poco Allegro10:42
04Piano Quartet No. 2 in A major op. 60 - IV.- Finale: Allegro10:11
«An exemplary recording for a Piano Quartet!»
By John Miller, HrAudio.net © 2017
«Magnificent.»
By Aart van der Wal, Opusklassiek © 2017
«Una grabación de obligada adquisición.»
By Santi Riu, Revista Segarra © 2017
«A new reference for this quartets.»
By Jean-Marie André, Crescendo Magazine © 2017
«El sonido es magnífico.»
By José Prieto Marugán, Melómano © 2017
«El resultado global de la grabación es asombroso.»
By Luis Suárez, Revista Ritmo © 2017
«This goes right to the top of my Want List. Highly recommended!»
By Mark Novak, Fanfare Magazine (Issue 41:1) © 2017
FormatSACD & download versions
Catalogue numberEUD-SACD-1701 (SACD version)
EUD-DR-1701 (Download versions)
Barcode8436551170251 (SACD version)
8436551170268 (Download versions)
Year2017
Recording dateAugust 10-13, 2016
LocationAuditorio de Zaragoza, Sala Mozart, Zaragoza, Spain
Original formatDSD256 (11.2MHz)
EquipmentNeumann U89 and Schoeps microphones; Merging Horus microphone preamplifier and AD/DA converter; Pyramix Workstation; Sennheiser headphones; Bryston headphone amplifier; Neumann and Amphion speakers.