Fauré Quintet And Brahms Sextet At The Deauville Easter Festival 2017
Strong sounds from four and six
- 36mn 38s
- 40mn 16s
Composition for quartet, quintet and sextet are one of the more favoured methods of composition of many composers. It allows them to paint well-coloured pictures of the melodies they imagine without the clutter and organisational chaos of an orchestral work. The Deauville Easter Festival 2017 hosts world-class instrulentists who perform two pieces of exceptional quintet and sextet composition.
First we hear Fauré's Quintet for piano and strings n° 2 in C minor opus 115 which offers a strong and convincing exposé of a Classical-Romantic style. Second comes the Brahms' String Sextet no.2 in G Major Op. 36. The extra cello of a quintet adds a comforting bass over which the violins project wonderful melodies.