Piano Quintet (Bax, Arnold)

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Scores and Parts

 Piano Score
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 Violin I Part
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 Cello Part
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PMLP506561-ABax Piano Quintet score.pdf
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First edition

Publisher Info.:

London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co., 1922. Plate M.M. & Co. 304.

Copyright:

Public Domain - Non-PD EU [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Original images: 300dpi, color tif (from pdf) files approx. 2610 by 3700 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. Piano score suffers from serious page curvature.

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Free Recordings

  • Performance by Jonathan Powell (piano) and the Post Scriptum Quartet of Kyiv, Ukraine, at the 2010 Levoca (Slovakia) Festival.
First movement (first 12 minutes)
First movement (remainder)
Slow movement
Finale

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General Information

Work Title Quintet in G minor for Piano and Strings
Alternative Title
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue Number GP 167
Key G minor
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Tempo moderato. Con passione ("Passionate and Rebellious") - Poco più lento - Moderato
II. Slow and serious (Lento serioso)
III. Moderate Tempo (Tempo moderato) - Allegro vivace - Più Largamente - Tempo del Introduzione - Lento con Gran Espressione
Year/Date of Composition 1915
First Performance 1920 May 12, London (public premiere)
Fanny Davies, piano; Bohemian String Quartet
First Publication 1922 – London: Murdoch, Murdoch & Co.
Dedication Edwin Evans
Average Duration 45 minutes
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 2 Violins, viola, cello, piano
External Links Baxworks site
All Music Guide


Misc. Comments

Semi-private premiere given in 1917.

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