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Thread: Florent Schmitt

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahinton View Post
    To me, Schmitt's Piano Quintet is one of the greatest in the repertoire for that ensemble; I wonder if the lack of enthusiasm that it appears to attract even from some devotees of the composer might be down to the fact that it seems yet to have receive a truly satisfactory performance. The pianist Marc-André Hamelin, who shares my view of the work, has played it with at least two quartets each of which, to my mind, let the performance down (one of them especially); put him with an ensemble like the French Quatuor Diotima and I think that the result would be sufficiently stunning to silence all doubters.
    Today I listened to it for the first time... thoroughly wonderful, a very important find. Thrilling works like this one gives me goosebumps galore. I loved it!

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    On saturday I am going to a performance of Schmitt's Antoine et Cléopatre along with Ravel's La Valse. Anybody ever seen this piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerbertNorman View Post
    On saturday I am going to a performance of Schmitt's Antoine et Cléopatre along with Ravel's La Valse. Anybody ever seen this piece?
    I'm jealous! Antoine et Cléopâtre must be a real treat to hear live. It's thrilling, sensuous, epic and exotic music, all masterfully blended. I hope you enjoy it because it's a real rarity to attend a concert with such great work like that.

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