For the Record, Op. 120: Takács Quartet; Alina Ibragimova

May 21, 2020, 2:06 PM · Welcome to "For the Record,"'s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!

Takacs Quartet
The Takács Quartet.

Elgar & Beach: Piano Quintets
Takács Quartet
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson joins the Takács Quartet for a concert including Amy Beach's Piano Quintet in F sharp minor Op. 67 and Sir Edward Elgar's: Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 84, a late work written around the same time as Elgar's cello concerto. BELOW: An excerpt from Amy Beach;s Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op 67, second movement:

Shostakovich: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
Alina Ibragimova, violin
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Yevgeny Svetlanov conducting

Violinist Alina Ibragimova records both of Shostakovich's violin concerto, along with the rarely performed original opening to the Burlesque of No. 1, which was subsequently revised at the request of the work's dedicatee, David Oistrakh.

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May 21, 2020 at 08:21 PM · I really like Amy Beach. I wonder if she wrote any piano trios and, if so, if they're playable. I better look that up.

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