Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44

The Piano Quintet in Eb, Op. 44 by Schumann was composed in 1842 and performed in public the next year. It is often considered one of his finest compositions and a major work of 19th century chamber music. Its revolutionary instrumentation (combining string quartet with piano) was indicative of the changing technical capabilities of the piano, and the cultural importance the string quartet had acquired. The work alternates chamber-music procedures with concertante-like sections. Prior to 1842, Schumann had written only one chamber piece. It is argued that this work is influenced by ... more

This piece contains the following parts:

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Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 - I. Allegro
Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 - II. In Modo duna marcia
Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 - III. Scherzo
Piano Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 44 - IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Robert Schumann

Robert Schumann was a German composer, aesthete and influential music critic. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most representative ...
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