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Mendelssohn: Octet; Boccerini: Quintet / Marriner, et al

Album Summary

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
>Boccherini, Luigi : String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, G. 310 (Op. 28/4)
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Notes & Reviews:

"The 1968 performance by ASMF on Decca is fresh and buoyant, and the recording wears its years lightly. It offers fine judgment in matters of clarity and sonority, and it is coupled with a highly desirable and much less well-known work by Boccherini." -Penguin



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Works Details

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 31 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 10/15/1825

>Boccherini, Luigi : String Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, G. 310 (Op. 28/4)
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  • Running Time: 19 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779