GLAZUNOV String Quintet
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TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No.3
Glazunov’s Romantic music owes something to numerous Russian traditions: Balakirev’s nationalism, Borodin’s epic grandeur, Rimsky-Korsakov’s virtuosity and the lyrical mastery of Tchaikovsky. His Quintet is as warm and irresistible as a rich chocolate fondant!
Tchaikovsky’s majestic third String Quartet has a melancholy slow movement that had the audience moved to tears at the first performance, yet the piece ends in a determinedly upbeat manner.