Thursday, March 30, 2017

Florent Schmitt - Piano Quintet (Werner Bärtschi; Quatuor de Berne)

Composer: Florent Schmitt
  1. Piano Quintet in B minor, Op. 51: I. Lent et grave - Animé
  2. Piano Quintet in B minor, Op. 51: II. Lent
  3. Piano Quintet in B minor, Op. 51: III. Animé

Werner Bärtschi, piano
Quatuor de Berne
Alexander van Wijnkoop, violin
Christine Ragaz, violin
Henrik Crafoord, viola
Walter Grimmer, cello

Date: 1981
Label: Accord

More info & reviews:


Florent Schmitt (28 September 1870 – 17 August 1958) was a French composer. He was part of the group known as Les Apaches. At the age of 19 he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Gabriel Fauré, Jules Massenet, Théodore Dubois, and Albert Lavignac. Schmitt wrote 138 works with opus numbers. His most famous pieces are La tragédie de Salome and Psaume XLVII (Psalm 47). His own style, recognizably impressionistic, owed something to the example of Debussy, though it had distinct traces of Wagner and Richard Strauss also.


Werner Bärtschi (born 1 January 1950 in Zurich ) is a Swiss composer and pianist. Bärtschi studied piano and composition with Armin Schibler, Klaus Huber and Rudolf Kelterborn. As a pianist, his repertoire ranges broadly from late Renaissance to contemporary music. In 1980 he founded "Rezital", his concert series at the Tonhalle Zurich, and he is artistic director of the "Musikkollegium Zürcher Oberland" and the Schaffhauser Meisterkonzerte. As a composer, Bärtschi wrote over 40 compositions of different genres.


FLAC, tracks
Links in comment


  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

  2. This a very interesting quintet. The third movement is quite agitated. Thanks.

  3. amazing work
    thank you very much

  4. Copy Adfly ( or LinkShrink ( to your browser's address bar, wait 5 seconds, then click on 'Skip [This] Ad' (or 'Continue') (yellow button, top right).
    If Adfly or LinkShrink ask you to download anything, IGNORE them, only download from file hosting site (
    If you encounter 'Bandwidth Limit Exceeded' problem, try to create a free account on MEGA.