Quatuor Ebene

Menahem Pressler: 90th birthday celebration live in Paris

2CD + DVD
10 Nov 2014

Barcode: 0825646259649

The Quatuor Ebène was invited by legendary pianist Menahem Pressler to join him in celebrating his 90th birthday at a concert at the Salle Pleyel in Paris in November 2013. Their programme included two of the most life-affirming works in the chamber repertoire, Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A major and Schubert’s ‘Trout’ Quintet, which form the CD version of this release. Among the additional items on the DVD version, and also offered on digital as a bonus audio track is the mesmerising encore: the Quatuor Ebène in the slow movement of Debussy’s quartet, for which Pressler joined the string players on stage as a silent, but physically responsive partner. No wonder the 1800-strong audience burst into a rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: I. Allegro, ma non tanto  - Quatuor Ébène 
02 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: II. Dumka: Andante con moto  - Quatuor Ébène 
03 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace  - Quatuor Ébène 
04 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: IV. Finale: Allegro  - Quatuor Ébène 
05 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 'Die Forelle': I. Allegro vivace  - Quatuor Ébène 
06 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 'Die Forelle': II. Andante  - Quatuor Ébène 
07 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 'Die Forelle': III. Scherzo: Presto  - Quatuor Ébène 
08 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 'Die Forelle': IV. Andantino - Allegretto  - Quatuor Ébène 
09 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 'Die Forelle': V. Allegro giusto  - Quatuor Ébène 
10 Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": I. Allegro vivace  - Quatuor Ébène 
11 Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": II. Andante  - Quatuor Ébène 
12 Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": III. Scherzo: Presto  - Quatuor Ébène 
13 Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": IV. Andantino - Allegretto  - Quatuor Ébène 
14 Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": V. Allegro giusto  - Quatuor Ébène 
15 String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: III. Andantino, doucement expressif  - Quatuor Ébène 
16 Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth.  - Quatuor Ébène 
Disc 2 
01 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: I. Allegro, ma non tanto  - Quatuor Ébène 
02 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: II. Dumka: Andante con moto  - Quatuor Ébène 
03 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: III. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace  - Quatuor Ébène 
04 Dvorák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81: IV. Finale: Allegro  - Quatuor Ébène 
05 Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911: V. Der Lindenbaum  - Quatuor Ébène 
06 Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911: XI. Frühlingstraum  - Quatuor Ébène 
07 Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911: XV. Die Krähe  - Quatuor Ébène 
08 Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911: XXIV. Der Leiermann  - Quatuor Ébène 
09 Schubert: Die Forelle, Op. 32, D. 550  - Quatuor Ébène 
10 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": I. Allegro vivace  - Quatuor Ébène 
11 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": II. Andante  - Quatuor Ébène 
12 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": III. Scherzo: Presto  - Quatuor Ébène 
13 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": IV. Andantino - Allegretto  - Quatuor Ébène 
14 Schubert: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 114, D. 667 "Die Forelle": V. Allegro giusto  - Quatuor Ébène 
15 Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, L. 85: III. Andantino, doucement expressif  - Quatuor Ébène 
16 Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth.  - Quatuor Ébène 


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