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Brahms: String Quintets, Op. 88 and Op. 111

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the Op. 88 and 111 were the composer’s first string quintets. While the shadow of Beethoven loomed large for much of Brahms’s career, these works represent a liberation of sorts, both incorporating and superseding the master’s influence. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, whose playing the Boston Globe has described as “consistently satisfying,” performs the works here.

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Sunday, November 1, 1987 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79068

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
16
348
Sunday, November 1, 1987 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Boston Symphony Chamber Players
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597906820BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497102167
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the Op. 88 and 111 were the composer’s first string quintets. While the shadow of Beethoven loomed large for much of Brahms’s career, these works represent a liberation of sorts, both incorporating and superseding the master’s influence. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, whose playing the Boston Globe has described as “consistently satisfying,” performs the works here.

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Composed near the end of Brahms’s life, the Op. 88 and 111 were the composer’s first string quintets. While the shadow of Beethoven loomed large for much of Brahms’s career, these works represent a liberation of sorts, both incorporating and superseding the master’s influence. The Boston Symphony Chamber Players, whose playing the Boston Globe has described as “consistently satisfying,” performs the works here.