Peter Donohoe new Piano Quintets album out today!

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In his most recent album, Peter Donohoe joins with the Sacconi Quartet for piano quintets by Sergey Taneyev and Robert Schumann. They were among the last UK musicians to tour Russia in February 2020, before the twin devastations of COVID-19 and the subsequent war in Ukraine. Their performances of Taneyev’s spectacular Piano Quintet were received with universal acclaim by the Russian audiences, who seldom get to hear the music of Taneyev in their own country. This resulting album recording felt inevitable, coupling the Taneyev with Robert Schumann’s earlier quintet, itself of such significance to Sergey Taneyev. Cover art is by Robert Schumann himself: a sketch of churches within the Kremlin made during his visit to Moscow in 1844.

“The two towering masterpieces of the piano quintet genre on this disc were written seventy years and a thousand miles apart, but for all this, they are closely related” – Marina Frolova Walker

The album – on Signum Records – was released on Friday 3 May 2024 and is available to purchase directly from Signum.

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