July 1, 2022
“Le temps retrouvé” – The Eliot Quartet plays chamber music by César Franck
On its new album “Le temps retrouvé” (Genuin), the much-acclaimed Eliot Quartet traces the romantic sound world of César Franck. They recorded two central chamber music works by the Belgian Romantic composer, whose 200th birthday we celebrate this year: his only string quartet in D major and the famous Piano Quintet in F minor. For the latter, they were joined by the Russian pianist Dmitry Ablogin, who also lives in Frankfurt and with whom the quartet enjoys a close friendship. With him, they sound out Franck’s wide-ranging melodic lines, which rise above the dazzling colors of late Romantic harmony, and weave a tight web between strings and piano.