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Grieg and Finnissy
for piano quintet -
heard by
ROBERT ANDERSON

'... the whole disc is an unexpected serendipity.'

Grieg - Finnissy Piano Quintets. Roderick Chadwick, piano; Kreutzer Quartet. © 2013 Divine Art Ltd

Familiar as I am with Grieg's very expansive string quartet, I can only regret he did not persevere to the end with this piano quintet. Maybe the threatened size, implied by a first movement exposition torso of 250 bars, was just too daunting. So Michael Finnissy has gallantly come to his rescue and finished the job...

Copyright © 25 January 2014 Robert Anderson,
London UK

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GRIEG-FINNISSY PIANO QUINTETS

EDVARD GRIEG

MICHAEL FINNISSY

ENGLAND

CHAMBER MUSIC

NORWAY

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