First Recording of Artur Schnabel’s Piano Quintet


Artur Schnabel Compositions on two CDs issued in May 2013, cpo 777 471–2. Clicking on the picture opens a window to order directly from Germany.

The monumental Piano Quintet composed by Artur Schnabel in 1914 has finally been recorded by the Pellegrini Quartet with Irmela Roelcke playing the piano part. Before the recording the Quintet was performed in concert a number of times. The premiere performance in modern time was on April 4, 2008 in the concert hall of the Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz by the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany.  The double CD also features three Piano Pieces from 1906, the Piano Sonate (1923), Three Fantasy Pieces for Piano, Violin and Viola (1898), and Lieder, sung by Sibylle Kamphues, Alto, Opus 11 and 14 (1899-1903).

The Schnabel Music Foundation supported the production of this double CD.