Definitions for "Piano quintet"
Keywords:  quintet, quartet, viola, opus, cello
A chamber music ensemble consisting of a pianist and four other players (here restricted to string players), or a composition played thereby.
A piano quintet is a chamber musical ensemble made up of one piano and four other instruments, or the name of a piece written for such a group.
The Piano Quintet, opus 57, by Dmitri Shostakovich is one of his best known chamber works. Like most piano quintets, it is written for piano and string quartet (two violins, viola and cello).