The Arts Desk Reviews Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets

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Brahms Schumann Piano QuintetsGraham Rickson has his weekly Classical CD reviews up on The Arts Desk, and he’s got a rave for our new recording, Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets with Joyce Yang:

“Schumann’s fiendish piano writing rarely lets up, and one of the joys of this beautifully nuanced performance from the San Francisco based Alexander Quartet is the contribution made by pianist Joyce Yang. She’s beautifully integrated into the sound picture, understading that this isn’t a concerto in disguise. There’s a delicious moment when the first movement’s second theme is recalled by cello and viola, Yang’s soft, syncopated chords providing flawless support. The movement’s close is sensational. …

“The [Brahms] work’s darker, weightier cast is nicely caught, and Yang’s rhythmic drive propels the music along…Classy playing and vivid recording make this a highly desirable CD.” —Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk

Read the full Graham Rickson review on TheArtsDesk.com!

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