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Dvorak: The Complete String Quintets; The Piano Quintet; The String Sextet


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Disc 1:

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
listen  1. Dvorák: String Quintet in a minor, Op.1 - 1. Adagio - Allegro ma non troppoEmil Maas10:05Album Only
listen  2. Dvorák: String Quintet in a minor, Op.1 - 2. LentoEmil Maas 7:42Album Only
listen  3. Dvorák: String Quintet in a minor, Op.1 - 3. Finale (Allegro con brio)Emil Maas10:13Album Only
listen  4. Dvorák: String Quintet in G, Op.77 - 1. Allegro con fuoco - Più mossoMembers of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet10:57Album Only
listen  5. Dvorák: String Quintet in G, Op.77 - 2. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) - Trio (L'istesso tempo, quasi allegretto)Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 9:01Album Only
listen  6. Dvorák: String Quintet in G, Op.77 - 3. Poco andanteMembers of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 7:42Album Only
listen  7. Dvorák: String Quintet in G, Op.77 - 4. Finale (Allegro assai)Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 7:04Album Only
listen  8. Dvorák: String Sextet in A major, Op.48 - 1. Allegro moderatoEmil Maas10:07Album Only
listen  9. Dvorák: String Sextet in A major, Op.48 - 2. Dumka (Elegie): Poco allegrettoEmil Maas 6:41$0.99  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

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listen  1. Dvorák: String Sextet in A major, Op.48 - 3. Furiant (Presto)Emil Maas 4:49$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Dvorák: String Sextet in A major, Op.48 - 4. Finale (Tema con variazioni: Allegretto grazioso, quasi andantino)Emil Maas 8:34Album Only
listen  3. Dvorák: String Quintet in e flat, Op.97 - 1. Allegro non tantoMembers of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 8:30Album Only
listen  4. Dvorák: String Quintet in e flat, Op.97 - 2. Allegro vivoMembers of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Dvorák: String Quintet in e flat, Op.97 - 3. LarghettoMembers of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 9:14Album Only
listen  6. Dvorák: String Quintet in e flat, Op.97 - 4. Finale (Allegro giusto)Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 7:56Album Only
listen  7. Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81 - 1. Allegro, ma non tantoMembers of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 9:18Album Only
listen  8. Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81 - 2. Dumka (Andante con moto)Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet10:50Album Only
listen  9. Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81 - 3. Scherzo (Furiant) (Molto vivace)Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 3:53$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Dvorák: Piano Quintet in A, Op.81 - 4. Finale (Allegro)Members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet 7:02$0.99  Buy MP3 


Product Details

  • Performer: Emil Maas, Kunio Tsuchiya, Dietrich Gerhard, Heinrich Majowski, Alfred Malecek, et al.
  • Composer: Antonin Dvorak
  • Audio CD (January 12, 1999)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B00000HY8J
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #223,397 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Harvey J. Schugar on December 18, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This inexpensive two CD set presents four wonderful Dvorak quintets and one sextet. I own the original Philips LP performances of the piano quintet and a late string quintet. The string players did not attain those idiomatic Czech cross rhythms and phrasing required for my fullest listening pleasure. The fine piano performance of Stephen Kovacevich (he was known as Stephen Bishop on the LP) was closer to this ideal. Unfortunately, serious sonic flaws of the LP persist on the CD. The upper register of the violins remains thin and unpleasant, and the balance between the strings and piano levels in the opus 81 quintet is not good. The piano sound is far too dominant. My suggestion is to look elsewhere for recordings that better capture these beauties of Dvorak.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By klavierspiel VINE VOICE on April 9, 2004
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Philips' "twofer" CD releases include some genuine bargains, classic performances at budget prices, such as Colin Davis' 1966 "Messiah." At first glance this compilation seems like a contender, with two and a half hours of some of Dvorak's most beautiful chamber music, along with lesser-known but equally worthy works, performed by an ensemble with a famous name, along with a distinguished guest artist, pianist Stephen Kovacevich.
In the event, only Kovacevich's beautifully shaped contribution to the Piano Quintet, Op. 81 lives up to expectations. The other performances are uniformly marked by scrappy, out-of-tune playing and thin, shrill tone from the members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet. It's hard to tell how much of the acoustic stems from the actual performances, how much from the possibly poor sound of the original analog recording, and how much might be due to the CD transfer. It doesn't really matter. Better, if more expensive, versions of all of these pieces are available on CD, particularly of the delightful Quintet in E-flat and Piano Quintet. Spend a little more and get performances that will stand the test of time, as these have not.
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5 of 10 people found the following review helpful By mijcar on February 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I first heard this version of the Sextet and Quintet in a, op. 1, years ago on vinyl. I immediately fell in love with both pieces. The Op. 1 Quintet is a work that shows the depths of Dvorak's chamber ability. It is not just a work that foreshadows Dvorak's great late string quartets, but one that stands alone, with passionate slow passages that match Schubert's late string quartets, but a vocabulary totally of Dvorak's own.

As interpeters of Dvorak, the Berlin Philharmonic Octet members have proven themselves completely. These compositions are among Dvorak's best works, wonderfully moody and completely accessible.

As a two-for-oner, this set is a must have.
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