Home | Reviews | Articles | Festivals | Competitions | Other | Contact Us

Juon: Piano Quintet/Piano Sextet
Oliver Triendl/ Thomas Grossenbacher/ Carmina Quartett
CPO: 777507-2

Two large scale strings/piano chamber works by Paul Juon. The piano quintet Op 44 (1909) is the more interesting, a late romantic piece which features irregular rhythms constantly shifting.

The performance sounds fine but the recording (Zurich 2009) is a bit strident. The cover picture is irrelevant and the notes are miniscule and verbose.

Worth exploring though, maybe for college/conservatory chamber music departments.

Peter Grahame Woolf