Chamber Music for Piano

Piano quintet

 

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In European classical music, a piano quintet is a work of chamber music written for piano and four other instruments, most commonly piano, two violins, viola, and cello (i.e., piano and string quartet).   Among the most frequently performed piano quintets are those by Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Antonín Dvořák and Dmitri Shostakovich. Franz Schubert’s “Trout” piano quintet features the less common instrumentation of piano, violin, viola, cello and double bass.   The genre particularly flourished in the Romantic period.

 

 

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