Sunday 13 June 2021 11:30AM

Sacconi Quartet; Peter Donohoe piano

Rachmaninov and Taneyev


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  • Sacconi Quartet
  • Peter Donohoe piano

Rachmaninov twice attempted to write a string quartet, on both occasions leaving the works unfinished with only two complete movements in each. The Romance is from the earlier quartet, written in 1889-90 when Rachmaninov was only 17 and a precocious student at the Moscow Conservatory. One of his teachers at that time was Sergei Taneyev, who wrote his monumental Piano Quintet in 1910-11.

  • Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
      • String Quartet No. 1
        • I. Romance
  • Sergey Taneyev (1856-1915)
      • Piano Quintet in G minor Op. 30

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