Piano Quintets



First name: Adolphe
Last name: Blanc
Dates: 1828-1885
Category: Quintet
Nationality: Belgian
Opus name: Klavierquintett in h-Moll
Publisher: Klassika
Peculiarities: http://www.klassika.info/Komponisten/Biarent/index.html
Information: Adolphe Blanc (Manosque, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, June 24, 1828 - Paris, May 1885) was a French composer of chamber music. At the age of 13 he was sent to study violin at the Paris Conservatoire. Though he studied under Fromental Halevy, and though his one-act comic opera Les Deux Billets was performed in 1868, Blanc's refined music lies in the Romantic Viennese tradition of hausmusik for private performance, music that was essentially peripheral to the public musical life of contemporary Paris, centered on opera, and Blanc has been largely overlooked. There are three string trios, four string quartets, seven string quintets of various configurations, 15 piano trios, piano quartets and quintets as well as settings and arrangements, songs, pieces for piano and violin, choral works and some orchestral works. He was conductor at the Theatre Lyrique in Paris, 1855 - 1860.