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Intemediate level Piano Quartets (Read 1974 times)

Offline pianoman1349

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Intemediate level Piano Quartets
« on: May 28, 2014, 02:56:24 AM »
Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone can knows of any piano quartet movements at the level of Beethoven's Piano quartet in E-flat, WoO 36 no 1.  I am going to coach a quartet next year who just finished learning this work this year (specifically the final theme and variations movement)

I've posted a link to the beethoven quartet below


If would be great if the quartet movement would have a passage that showcases each instrument individually, as all members of the group may not be present at each rehearsal


Offline gvans

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Re: Intemediate level Piano Quartets
«Reply #1 on: July 05, 2014, 05:30:27 PM »
The two Mozart piano quartets (the first piano quartets published) come to mind. To perform them  at concert level, as with all Mozart, is difficult as the music is so transparent.

After that, things start getting really hard. The Schumann, Brahms, and Faure quartets are difficult, to say the least. If, though, you plan to cherry-pick for 'easy' movements, try the slow movement from the Schumann, or the slow movement from the Faure C minor. They are wonderful.

Offline ewalker1

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Re: Intemediate level Piano Quartets
«Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 11:06:09 AM »
There is the Mahler A minor quartet, which is a single movement and very lovely.
Not written particularly pianistically though but it isn't too difficult.