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Interview with Evgeny Kissin & ESQ for Festspielhaus Baden-Baden
1 Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 1 In G Minor K 478 / Allegro
2 Andante
3 Rondo. Allegro Moderato
4 Faure: Piano Quartet No. 1 In C Minor Op. 15 / Allegro Molto Moderato
5 Scherzo. Allegro Vivo - Trio
6 Adagio
7 Finale. Allegro Molto
8 Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 In A Major Op. 81 / Allegro, Ma Non Tanto
9 Dumka. Andante Con Moto
10 Scherzo (Furiant). Molto Vivace - Poco Tranquillo
11 Finale. Allegro
12 Shostakovich: Piano Quintet In G Minor Op. 57 / Scherzo: Allegretto
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Grammy-winning musicians Evgeny Kissin and the Emerson String Quartet join forces for their debut collaborative album, captured live at a sold out Carnegie Hall concert, to be released on Deutsche Grammophon this Friday, April 12. The first track off of the album, the third movement from Dvořák's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major op. 81, is available now.

Capturing a rare performance of one of the world's most acclaimed pianists as a chamber musician, this live album is a new gem in DG's vast catalog. 

The rehersal and preparation process for the recording created space for a true meeting of minds, allowing Kissin and the Emersons to preserve their individual characteristics while revealing qualities unique to their collaboration. Ideas tested in the rehearsal room were subsequently forged in the heat of performance, unleashing elemental shifts between Classical heroism and Romantic introspection, and drawing out points of dramatic tension and release. Everything flowed, nothing became fixed as Kissin and the Emersons moved from one concert to the next. Last year's performances "were the highlights of [their] season," notes ESQ's Eugene Drucker. 

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