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Piano Quintet by Louis Spohr. Performed by the Hartley Piano Trio with Martin Outram (Viola) and Thelma Handy (Violin).I. Allegro Moderato - 00:00II. Scherzo - 8:41III. Adagio - 15:30IV. Finale - VivaceThe Piano Quintet in D major, Op. 130 was completed in September, 1845. The inclusion of the standard quartets scoring of two violins, viola and cello as part of the ensemble alters the terms of reference; the extra violin and the viola have to be catered for and, accordingly, the concertante style of the trios is reduced. Spohr combines three main solutions - contrasts between the piano and the string group, duets between the piano and a string instrument (usually the first violin) and concerto-like sections. The first movement is nearer to Beethoven than usual with Spohr in the way in which a concise motif is used at the core of the musical argument. The minor key Scherzo, which comes second, has an air of suppressed menace but its Trio is a complete contrast with sparkling waltz-like rhythms and a concerto-like role for the piano. The slow movement offers a peaceful refuge from the surrounding activity with a typical Spohr mood of dreamy sentiment and the finale crowns the work with a bouncy main theme and a richly romantic second subject for the strings where the piano takes the subordinate role.