WILHELM KEMPFF (1895-1991): Flute Quartet in G, Op. 15, Piano Trio in G Minor.
Catalogue Number: 10U051
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Both chamber works presented here date from Kempff’s youth. The trio was composed in 1911 and bears a clear Brahmsian influence in thematic working and emotional landscape, through the guidance of Kempff’s teacher Robert Kahn, who had himself been a student of Brahms. The quartet dates from 1920, and was composed on the island of Capri during a period of recuperation from a serious illness which had laid him low during a concert tour of Sweden. Thus the second movement is based on a Swedish folk theme and the finale ends with a whirling Tarantella di Taormina. Quartetto Raro.