Brahms: Piano Quartets / Milander Quartet
The Milander Quartet
Composed by: Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
"Four excellent instrumental soloists have created a perfect ensemble" - was the critical response following the Milander Quartet's debut at the Philharmonie in Munich. Since then the Quartet has quickly become popular in Germany and throughout Europe. With this release, the first of two surveying the Brahms Piano Quartets, the Milanders make their recording debut. Anchored by pianist Milana Chernyavska, who has collaborated with such artists as Julia Fischer and Adrian Brendel and recorded a solo disc for EMI, this continental ensemble of Ukrainian, French and Swiss-Hungarian musicians has been praised for its dedicated, sensitive and passionate playing. They have performed at festivals such as the Lucerne, Verbier, Schleswig-Holstein, Marlboro, Rheingau, the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico and the Festival de Radio France at Montpelier, and in venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Philharmonie in Berlin, Musikverein in Vienna, Wigmore Hall in London, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Herkulessaal in Munich, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Moscow Conservatory, and St. Petersburg's Philharmonic Hall.