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Thread: Dvorak's Piano Quartet in Eb Major Opus 87

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    Default Dvorak's Piano Quartet in Eb Major Opus 87

    Woah! I've listened to this piece before but never really sat down with a full score and analyzed it. This piece is really wild!

    It harmonically goes all over the place, mixes a Persian style tune with a waltz in the 3rd movement, and plays with your head in the finale by throwing all kinds of unexpected things at the listener.

    It took a while to do this video but if anyone is interested, here is the walkthrough I made.

    Anyone else fall in love with this work?



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    Okee dokie. Five days and no response. Sheesh, even my laziest students don't ignore me this much. Guess I'll go do something else.

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    Thank you for sharing out this work. I am not familiar with his piano quartets. His second piano quintet is among my farovirte chamber pieces.

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    It is a master work of the limited genre. I like the two Faure works as well as the three Brahms works.

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    I've just been listening to the Domus recording and it is indeed a lovely recording of an interesting work. I ll watch your informative walkthrough later, Olias, when I have some more time.

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    I got to know the work with the Rubinstein recording - which I still find lovely - but have since branched out to many others. Schiff with the Panocha Quartet is very good and Richter with the Borodin Quartet is excellent.



    As is this one:


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    I think that the Op 81 Piano Quintet tends to overshadow the Op 87 Piano Quartet, which is a shame because both are worthy of attention. I'm guilty of listening to Op 81 more, at least until I started analyzing Op 87.

    Just FYI - I used the Suk Trio with Josef Hala recording for the walkthrough video:

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    I also love this one:

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    I have and like the recording by the previously mentioned Ames Piano Quartet. My other favorites are by R. Firkusny with the Juilliard Quartet, and Arthur Rubinstein with the Guarneri Quartet.

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    If anyone is interested, the Opus 81 Quintet video is now up:


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