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Octets for Strings - Mendelssohn/Enescu/Tetzlaff/Faust/Weithaas

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
>Enescu, George [Composer] : String Octet in C major, Op. 7
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Notes & Reviews:

Mendelssohn's octet for strings is most likely the crown of the genre, played here by superb chamber musicians. Conversely, the Enescu octet is an amazing piece written in 1900, when the composer was just 19 years old.



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>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  • Performers: Elisabeth Batiashvili (Violin); Isabelle Faust (Violin); Ori Kam (Viola); Rachel Roberts (Viola); Christian Tetzlaff (Violin); Tanja Tetzlaff (Cello); Quirine Viersen (Cello); Antje Weithaas (Violin)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 10/15/1825
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Enescu, George [Composer] : String Octet in C major, Op. 7
  • Performers: Isabelle Faust (Violin); Katherine Gowers (Violin); Gustav Rivinius (Cello); Rachel Roberts (Viola); Antoine Tamesit (Viola); Christian Tetzlaff (Violin); Quirine Viersen (Cello); Antje Weithaas (Violin)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1900
  • Studio/Live: Live