Quintet for Piano, Strings and Horn (Draeseke)

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Felix Draeseke's Quintet for Piano, Strings and Horn in B-flat major, Op. 48, was composed in 1888 and published a year later by Kistner (de) of Leipzig. It was dedicated to Adolph Stern.

Scoring and structure[edit]

The work is scored for piano, violin, viola, cello and horn in F. It is structured in four movements:

  1. Allegro con brio, ma non troppo vivace
  2. Andante grave
  3. Scherzo: Presto leggiero
  4. Finale: Allegro con brio – Allegro vivace e leggiero

It was performed 29 June 1889 in Wiesbaden[1] if not necessarily premiered then.


In 2017, Tyxart Records released a recording of the Quintet paired with the Sonata for Clarinet and Piano along with other chamber works for horn.[2] There are at least two other recordings as of 2017, on Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm coupled with a work by Robert Schumann[3] and another on Classic Produktion Osnabrück (also released in 2017).[4]


  1. ^ Performance on 29 June 1889 announced in an ad for an annual Tonkunstlerverein in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 15 May 1889 issue, p.236, and reviewed pp.355-356, 24 July 1889 issue.
  2. ^ Westhead 2017
  3. ^ Description of CD at MDG.de
  4. ^ Official JPC/CPO description of the new cpo recording

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