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PIANO QUINTETS

Piano 





Alphabetical order within period:

Classical

Romantic

Contemporary

CLASSICAL

Boccherini, Luigi, 1743-1805.
[Quintets, piano, strings, G.418, C major.]
Quintet no. 6, opus 57 (posthumous) for two violins, viola, cello and piano.
New York, International Music Co. [c1954].
Relatively easy

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
[Quintets, piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, op. 16, Eb major.]
Quintett fur Klavier, Oboe, Klarinette, Horn, und Fagott, opus 16,
Es-dur:Eb major : mib mejeur / Beethoven ; nach der Erstausgabe
herausgegeben von Siegfried Kross ; Fingersatz der Klavierstimme von
Hans-Martin Theopold. Urtext [ed.]. Munchen : G. Henle Verlag, [1985?]c1971
Inspired by Mozart's quintet K.452

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk, 1778-1837.
[Quintets, piano, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, op.87, Eb
minor.] Quintett, op. 87, fur klavier, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und
Kontrabass. Munchen-Grafelfing, W. Wollenweber [c1969].
Series title: Unbekannte Werke der Klassik und Romantik ; 25.
Nothing equals the Schubert

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791.
[Quintets, piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, K. 452, Eb major.]
Quintet in E flat major, K.452, for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and
bassoon / Mozart ; [edited by Isidor Philipp]. New York : International Music Co., [c1951].
One of Mozarts very best. Unequalled!

Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828.
[Quintets, piano, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, D. 667, A
major.] Quintett fur Klavier, Violine, Viola, Violoncello u. Bass : op. 114
/ Franz Schubert. New York : C.F. Peters, [19--].
Series title: Edition Peters ; no. 169. "Trout"
Wonderful. The best for this combination.
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ROMANTIC

Brahms, Johannes, 1833-1897.
[Quintets, piano, strings, op. 34, F minor.]
Quintett fur Klavier, zwei Violinen, Viola und Violoncello, op.34, f-moll /
Nach eigenschrift und Handexamplar des Komponisten hrsg. von Hanspeter Krellmann.
Fingersatz der Klavierstimme von Hans-Martin Theopold. Munchen, G. Henle Verlag [1971].
Difficult, but very rewarding

Bruch, Max, 1838-1920
[Quintets, piano, strings, .] Quintet for piano, two violins, viola, & violoncello.
Edition Gravis, Bad Schwalbach. (1886, posthumous)
Relatively easy, written for amateur performance. Good Bruch, but not his best.

Dohnanyi, Erno, 1877-1960.
[Quintets, piano, strings, no. 1, op. 1, C minor.]
Quintet, C minor, op. 1. For piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello. [Edited
by Isidor Philipp]. New York, International Music Co. [1955].
Quite playable. 5/4 last movement is fun.

Dohnanyi, Erno, 1877-1960.
[Quintets, piano, strings, no. 2, op. 26, E flat minor.]
Quintet, E flat minor, op. 26. For piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello.
London: Alfred Lengnick & Co. Ltd.
Strings will object to key signature, but well worth the effort.

Dvorak, Antonin, 1841-1904.
[Quintets, piano, strings, op. 81, A major.] Kvintet, A dur. [Quintet in A major] Op. 81.
[Praha] Statni nakl. krasne literatury, hudby a umeni [1957].
Great work. Many tunes per square inch. Hard 1st violin part.

Franck, Cesar, 1822-1890.
[Quintet, piano, strings, F minor.]
Quintett, fur Klavier, 2 Violinen, Viola u. Violoncello / von Cesar
Franck. New York : C.F. Peters, [n.d.] Pl. no. 10237.
Hard for everyone, but very rewarding.

Herzogenberg, Heinrich, Freiherr von, 1843-1900.
[Quintet, piano, woodwinds, horn, op. 43, Eb major.]
Quintet, op. 43, for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and pianoforte.
London, Musica Rara [c1971].
Fun, but no match for the Mozart or Beethoven.

Goetz, Hermann, 1840-1876.
[Quintet, piano, violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, op. 16, C minor.]
Quintett fur Klavier, Violine, Viola, Violoncello und Kontrabass,
op. 16 / Hermann Goetz. Munchen : W. Wollenweber, 1971.
Series title: Unbekannte Werke der Klassik und Romantik ; 24.
Brahms contemporary. Good work.

Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856.
[Quintet, piano, strings, op. 44, Eb major.]
Klavier-Quintett : fur Klavier, 2 Violinen, Viola, und Violoncello, opus 44 /
Robert Schumann. Frankfurt ; New York : C. F. Peters, [195-?].
One of Schumann's finest. Rewarding for everyone.
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CONTEMPORARY

Beach, H. H. A., Mrs., 1867-1944.
[Quintets, piano, strings, op. 67 F# minor.]
Quintet in F-sharp minor : for piano and strings, op. 67 / Amy Beach ;
introduction by Adrienne Fried Block. New York : Da Capo 1979.
Series title: Da Capo Press music reprint series.
Hard, but deserves to be played more often.

Berkeley, Lennox, Sir, 1903-
[Quintets, piano, woodwinds & horn, op. 90.]
Quintet : op. 90 for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon & piano /
Lennox Berkeley. London : Chester Music, [c1977].
Rewarding to play.

Bridge, Frank, 1879-1941.
[Quintets, piano, strings.] Quintet, for piano, two violins, viola, & violoncello.
London, Augener [1919].
Hard, but deserves to be played more often.

Elgar, Edward, 1857-1934.
[Quintet, piano, strings, op. 84, A minor.] Piano quintet, A minor, op. 84.
Novello: London and Sevenoaks (1919)
Semi-romantic. Some wonderful sound.

Martin, Frank, 1890-1974.
[Quintet, piano, strings.] Quintette : pour piano, deux violons, alto et violoncelle
/ Frank Martin. Geneve : Edition Henn, c1922.
Absolutely delightful piece!

Shostakovich, Dmitrii Dmitrievich, 1906-1975.
[Quintet, piano, strings, op. 57.] Kvintet, dlia dvukh skripok, al'ta,
violoncheli i fortepiano. Quintet for two violins, viola, violoncello, and piano, op. 57
[G minor]. Moskva, Muzyka, 1968.
Hard to put together, but very rewarding. 

copyright John A. Sonquist 1996
revised 8/11/97
 

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