1 Feb 2019

BRAHMS: String Quintet No 2 in G Op 111

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 1 February 2019

“Passion, precision, warmth, and a gold blend” - said the New York Times – “these are the trademarks of this excellent Israeli string quartet.”

Jerusalem Quartet

Jerusalem Quartet Photo: Felix Broede

This Quintet Op 111 was intended to be Brahms' final work, but he did go on to break this resolution (much to the delight of pianists, clarinetists and viola players).

Brahms relied heavily on the input of his friend and virtuoso violinist Joseph Joachim, who advised him on technical details for many of his works for strings. In spite of Brahms' own doubts the work was a great success when it was premièred in Vienna.

Recorded 1 February 2019, Nelson Centre of Musical Arts, Nelson by RNZ Concert.

Engineer: Graham Kennedy

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