Piano Sextet in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 8 – I. Allegro moderato ma con passione
From BENNETT, W.S.: Piano Sextet / Chamber Trio / String Quartet (2018)
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Bennett: Piano Sextet in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 8 – I. Allegro moderato ma con passione
Famed for his sequence of Piano Concertos, Sterndale Bennett also wrote a small but distinguished body of chamber music. Mendelssohn is the model for the Sextet, though Bennett’s highly virtuosic piano writing, with its concertante interplay, reinforces the work’s lyrical qualities and required dexterity as well as its advanced harmonies and hymnal beauty.