Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets – Takács Quartet, Garrick Ohlsson

June 5, 2020, 9:00 am

Share this Post

Amy Beach’s Piano Quintet of 1907 proved a deservedly popular success in its early years. Critics found it “truly modern” and “distinctly rhapsodic…in the fashion of our time.” On this recording from the Takács Quartet and pianist Garrick Ohlsson, it makes a compelling, and surprising, match for Elgar’s own Piano Quintet. A late work by the composer, written around the time of the Cello Concerto, it inhabits a similar emotional landscape.