Notes & Reviews:
In 1824, it was suggested that Schubert should write a work similar to Beethoven's Septet. He subsequently approached the project with such enthusiasm and concentration that a friend wrote of him, "If you go and see him during the day he says 'Hello. How are you?' and carries on working, whereupon you leave." Schubert adhered to the Septet's movement structure and key sequences almost entirely. However, the melody and beauty that infuse the Octet are quintessentially Schubert, and justify the work's enduring popularity. This mid-priced reissue in Hyperion's Helios series features outstanding performances by The Gaudier Ensemble.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, London (12/21/2001-12/23/2001).
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Works DetailsSchubert, Franz : Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major, D 803/Op. 166
- Ensemble: Gaudier Ensemble
- Notes: Henry Wood Hall, London (12/21/2001-12/23/2001)
- Running Time: 49 min. 28 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Chamber Music
- Written: 1824