Piano Quartet in D minor, Op. 8, dates from the early period of Noskowski's creative work; composed before 1879 it possesses a classical four-movement form with a krakowiak in the Finale. It is characterised by long-breathed, freely evolving melodies composed from succint motifs. The thematic material appears in all instruments, treated equally.
The ending, Polish in nature, i.e. the stylised krakowiak, enlivens the work in a characteristic manner, imbuing it with national traits. During Noskowski's stay in Weimar in 1879 the quartet was performed with Liszt at the piano: the latter was highly interested in the piano works of the young Polish composer.
Polish Chamber Music
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 92
- Cover: softcover
- No. of edition: 1
- Published: 2002
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