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Brahms & Shostakovich Piano Quintets

by St.Petersburg Chamber Soloists

They played with style and a certain aristocratic pedigree: a concise, exact projection of an artistic conception that rendered the music clear and comprehensible. Their music-making could be best described as "old-fashioned."
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1. Allegro non troppo
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2. Andante, un poco Adagio
7:58 $0.99
3. Scherzo. Allegro
7:26 $0.99
4. Finale. Poco sostenuto- Allegro non troppo
10:53 $0.99
5. Prelude. Lento
5:13 $0.99
6. Fugue. Adagio
11:32 $0.99
7. Scherzo. Allegretto
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8. Intermezzo. Lento
6:42 $0.99
9. Finale. Alegretto
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Album Notes
The St. Petersburg Chamber Soloists (formerly the "Saint-Petersburg Chamber Players") is made up of five permanent members who perform in ensembles ranging from duo to quintet. Performances of the sextet and octet literature are undertaken with the addition of guest artists. Their repertoire consists of works spanning three centuries, including Russian chamber music.

Tradition unites the members of the St. Petersburg Chamber Soloists as all its members are graduates of the world renowned St.Petersburg Conservatoire. Its fundamental repertoire is directly linked to this Conservatoire, whose founders and directors were the very soul of 19th century Romantic Russian musical literature: Rubinstein, Glasunov, Wieniawski and Auer. Their virtuosic technique, allied with a profound sense of lyricism, sets this ensemble apart.

The current Ensemble has been together since 1995. However, its origins go back more than ten years, when Alexei Ludevig first began organising and performing chamber music concerts in his native city of Leningrad. Since then, The St.Petersburg Chamber Soloists have performed to popular and critical acclaim throughout the Russia, Western Europe, and the United States.
"Dvorak is everywhere and always the melodist, and while the Sony disc, featuring "all-star band" of Emanuel Ax, Isac Stern, Jaime Laredo and Yo-Yo Ma are certainly the more refined and elegant (and more sweetly lyrical), there is an energy and rawness to the performance of the St. Petersburg Chamber Players that gets closer to the heart of Dvorak's folk inspirations."

Ednomton Journal

"These musicians from St. Petersburg... personify perfection in chamber music. Hearing them was extraordinary experience... Chamber music lovers, don't miss a chance to hear them!"


"They were really great event of Bad Kissinger's summer. All of them: Ilia Ioff, Lidia Kovalenko, Alexei Ludevig, Alexei Massarsky, Igor Uryash are incredible musicians. Besides, they presented the music area absolutely unknown to the West. Suddenly became clear that this Terra incognita still hiding many discoveries."

Saal- Zeitung

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Tamara Turner, CD Baby

With equal parts passion and elegance, pin-point technique and freely-expressive phrasing, the St.Petersburg Chamber Soloists not only perform but speak the language of classical piano quintet repertoire by Brahms & Shostakovich. Carrying the music within them to a palpable degree, communicating as a single unit, despite the individual lines and roles, their thorough study and deep understanding of these gems gives their collective sound such presence and vitality that these dynamic works physically resonate within the consciousness of the listener. An absolutely exquisite, visceral performance.