Complete Piano Quartets
Max Reger

Complete Piano Quartets

Claudius Tanski / Mannheimer Streichquartett

MDG 3361869 - 0760623186924

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Unheard
In 1996 and 1998 the Mannheimer Streichquartett with Claudius Tanski, piano, presented Max Reger’s Piano Quartets op. 113 and op. 133 as world premiere recordings.

The international press was impressed:
"... das Mannheimer Streichquartett [ist] samt dem hervorragenden Pianisten Claudius Tanski engagiert und souverän mit diesen hochkomplexen Werk vertraut ..." (FonoForum)
"La lecture du Quatuor de Mannheim et de Claudius Tanski est de nouveau réprochable ... Sans concurrence, cette version de qualité comble ..." (Diapason)
"One of the finest Reger chamber music discs around, with sumptuous sound to match" (Classic CD)
"Und die vorzüglichen Streicher des Mannheimer Streichquartetts wissen wie Claudius Tanski die ganze Leichtigkeit dieser für Reger so ungewöhn- lichen Musik auszuspielen." (Fonoforum) 

Famous
A question for the producer, “The expressive fundamentality of the quartet and the innocent merriment of the serenade - is that a legitimate combination?“ The answer comes from Reger himself, “This program is just splendid! We would be hard put to come up with a better and more varied one!“ Therefore we complemented the Piano Quartet op. 113 with the Serenade op. 141a and the Piano Quartet op. 133 with the Duos op. 131b. These very successful recordings are now presented in a box of 2 CDs. 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Quartet Op. 113
    Allegro moderato (ma con passione)
    16:32
  • 2
    Quartet Op. 113
    Scherzo
    07:42
  • 3
    Quartet Op. 113
    Larghetto
    13:03
  • 4
    Quartet Op. 113
    Allegro energico
    09:35
  • 5
    Serenade Op. 141a
    Vivace
    04:47
  • 6
    Serenade Op. 141a
    Larghetto
    07:18
  • 7
    Serenade Op. 141a
    Presto
    04:56
  • 1
    Quartet Op. 133
    Allegro con passione
    11:36
  • 2
    Quartet Op. 133
    Vivace
    06:31
  • 3
    Quartet Op. 133
    Largo con gran espressione
    10:04
  • 4
    Quartet Op. 133
    Allegro con spirito
    08:02
  • 5
    Three Duos (Canons and Fugues) for 2 Violins »in the Old Style« Op. 131b
    Sostenuto
    04:54
  • 6
    Three Duos (Canons and Fugues) for 2 Violins »in the Old Style« Op. 131b
    Poco allegro
    02:01
  • 7
    Three Duos (Canons and Fugues) for 2 Violins »in the Old Style« Op. 131b
    Con moto (non troppo allegro)
    01:33
  • 8
    Three Duos (Canons and Fugues) for 2 Violins »in the Old Style« Op. 131b
    Vivace
    02:19
  • 9
    Three Duos (Canons and Fugues) for 2 Violins »in the Old Style« Op. 131b
    Vivace
    01:33
  • 10
    Three Duos (Canons and Fugues) for 2 Violins »in the Old Style« Op. 131b
    Allegro con spirito
    02:03