Piano Quintet, String Quartet No. 3

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1 Piano Quintet, I. Allegro barbaro 13:59 44.1/16 Album only
2 Piano Quintet, II. Andante lamentoso 10:35 44.1/16 Album only
3 Piano Quintet, III. Allegro agitato 15:03 44.1/16 Album only
4 String Quartet No. 3, I. Moderato con moto 13:52 44.1/16 Album only
5 String Quartet No. 3, II. Moderato quasi improvisato 13:19 44.1/16 Album only
6 String Quartet No. 3, III. Allegro con moto 08:17 44.1/16 Album only

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In the String Quartet No. 3 (1976), the tonality is much more oblique. There is constant tonal reference, but Ornstein seldom alights squarely in a clearly defined key. The listener is often oriented towards a tonal center, but there are unexpected deflections and pivotings that open new horizons.

"The Piano Quintet of 1927 is close to Ornstein's early 'bad boy' years when he was considered the leading 'futurist' composer. Nearly 40 minutes in length, it features long build-ups of gradual dissonances which arrive at forceful climaxes as well as sweeping melodies which float over strongly marked metrical supports. The outer movements are reminiscent of Eisenstein's epic films and the limitless Russian landscape while the slow movement is an eloquent expression of human sadness. The quartet, from 1976, is much more oblique in its tonality as Ornstein rarely alights in a clearly defined key. The listener is constantly pulled toward a tonal center and then deflected away toward new horizons" - Records International