View Poll Results: What is the greatest piano quintet?

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  • Hummel, Quintet in E-flat for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, Opus 87

    3 2.26%
  • Schubert, "Trout" Quintet in A for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass, D.667

    31 23.31%
  • Schumann, Quintet in E-flat for Piano & String Quartet, Opus 44

    21 15.79%
  • Brahms, Quintet in F minor for Piano & String Quartet, Opus 34

    30 22.56%
  • Dvorak, Quintet in A for Piano & String Quartet, Opus 87

    15 11.28%
  • Franck, Quintet in F minor for Piano & String Quartet

    3 2.26%
  • Shostakovich, Quintet in G minor for Piano & String Quartet, Opus 57

    12 9.02%
  • Other (please specify in comments)

    18 13.53%
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    Default What is the greatest piano quintet?

    Vote on the greatest/your favorite composition for piano & four strings.

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    Here we go again, welcome to Junior Corner. They are all "great", that's why they have lasted. Who are we, with collectively a fraction of the talent of these composers to sit in judgement and decide what is great, and please don't play the "just a bit of fun" card.
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    Yes, it's getting a bit tired. Why not just have a general thread about the topic, rather than yet another poll, which doesn't really achieve anything imo...
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    I think Martinu 2nd deserves a places on that list as its the equal if not superior of the shostakovich and frank at least - every movement is glorious - with the cheery lifelfulness and the open air radiance of dvorak at his best. Its certainly my favourite apart from brahms (which i think is the one which says the most without fading)

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    I voted 'other' because I feel the Enescu Piano Quintet is arguably the greatest work in the form. Listen and hear for yourself!

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    Florent Schmitt's great Piano Quintet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mayerl View Post
    Here we go again, welcome to Junior Corner. They are all "great", that's why they have lasted. Who are we, with collectively a fraction of the talent of these composers to sit in judgement and decide what is great, and please don't play the "just a bit of fun" card.
    What a nasty comment. Why not stay out of "junior corner" if it gets your old lady panties in a twist. Yes I am new here; thanks for the warm welcome.

    And Andre:

    "Yes, it's getting a bit tired. Why not just have a general thread about the topic, rather than yet another poll, which doesn't really achieve anything imo..."

    This is a thread, no?

    I can see I've already overstayed my welcome on these boards. I'll not be back.
    Last edited by TSHare; Aug-26-2010 at 14:52.

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    Don`t be a baby, this the best Forum on the net--stay on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSHare View Post
    What a nasty comment. Why not stay out of "junior corner" if it gets your old lady panties in a twist. Yes I am new here; thanks for the warm welcome.

    And Andre:

    "Yes, it's getting a bit tired. Why not just have a general thread about the topic, rather than yet another poll, which doesn't really achieve anything imo..."

    This is a thread, no?

    I can see I've already overstayed my welcome on these boards. I'll not be back.
    I fully agree. Some posters can become downright rude and cynical.

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    My favourite is the Schumann. I think polls achieve a lot. You get a nice overall image of the most popular piece from the pieces on offer to choose from.

    Come back TSHare!

    Plus, if you don't like a thread, why post in it? You're only making that thread more popular. If you ignore a thread you don't like it will eventually recede into Davy Jones' Locker.
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    I'm sorry for my comments, I'm usually not that rude, but I'm a bit tired of rating masterpieces - I'd rather just talk about them, & skip these polls. You are welcome here just like any other member...
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    Agree with Andre's comment above.

    Piano quintets often are mini-piano concertos. Lovely genre, as is the piano quartet and the piano trio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScipioAfricanus View Post
    I fully agree. Some posters can become downright rude and cynical.
    I've never understood the urge to bash thread starters for starting threads. If you find that you're not interested in a thread, then just leave it without posting and let those who want to discuss discuss.

    That said, I had to vote for Shostakovich. His piano quintet is truly one of the best chamber music pieces ever written. And the piano + strings genre was, in my opinion, his best.


    Quote Originally Posted by HarpsichordConcerto View Post
    Piano quintets often are mini-piano concertos. Lovely genre, as is the piano quartet and the piano trio.
    Indeed. An off-topic question: is the piano quartet more like the piano quintet or more like the piano trio as a genre?
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    I think it is good to have a discussion - a poll simply gets the conversation going especially when some good ones gets missed off such as the MARTINU 2ND and the conversation gets going from there - whats stopping people from simply joining in the conversation?

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    Shostakovich gets my vote! .

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