Piano Quintets



First name: Adolphe
Last name: Biarent
Dates: 1871-1916
Category: Quintet
Nationality: Belgian
Opus name: Klavierquintett in h-Moll
Publisher: Klassika
Peculiarities: http://www.klassika.info/Komponisten/Biarent/index.html
Information: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Adolphe Biarent (16 October 1871 – 4 February 1916) was a Belgian composer, conductor, cellist and music teacher. Biarent studied at the conservatories of Brussels and of Ghent, and was a pupil of Émile Mathieu. He won a Belgian Prix de Rome with his cantata Oedipe à Colone in 1901, after which he remained near his home in Charleroi, composing, conducting and teaching (or more accurately, engaging in pedagogy, for example the writing of manuals as well). He was the teacher of Fernand Quinet. Although still little known now, Biarent composed music that successfully combines "the structural solidity" of César Franck and Vincent d'Indy with "something of the orchestral brilliance and clarity" of Emmanuel Chabrier.