You would never guess that these amiable, good-natured pieces were the product of Max Bruch’s declining years, or indeed that they were. Sheet Music – £ – 4 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello, Double Bass (Full Score). Bruch, M. On this release, Naxos has thoughtfully combined the most popular string octet of them all with one that has been recorded just a few times, but deserves to be.

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Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet was written when he was 16, and immediately preceded his overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In contrast, Bruch’s Octet is a very late work, dating from the composer’s ninth decade.

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Don’t show me this message again. The Auer Quartet was formed in Octet in B Flat Major, Op. However, I think coupling the Bruch with the Mendelssohn is what makes this disc most desirable.

After a slow introduction in which the viola takes the ovtet, the allegro moderato—in sonata form—makes effective use of a dramatic first theme and a lyrical second theme, with more development than we often hear from Bruch: I wouldn’t want this to be my only recording of the Mendelssohn, but it’s a good choice at any price.

There’s one important difference though: Her passing and the parlous state of defeated Germany understandably depressed Bruch, but by the beginning of he was able to compose again.


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Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. Although Octer does not provide a scherzo as such, the allegro molto finale incorporates scherzo elements, starting quite brightly and optimistically and ending with a coda.

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Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. Evidently unhappy lctet the third of his quintets, he recast it into a String Octet in B flat major for four violins, two violas, cello and bass.

Good studio sound complete booklet by annotator Keith Anderson add hruch the CD’s value. The present recording of the Mendelssohn stands up to the competition nicely, ocet at a budget price. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

Despite the circumstances of its composition, there is nothing valedictory about the octet: The site is also available in several languages. Telarc’s recording, for example, features the Cleveland and Meliora Quartets, both associated with the Eastman School of Music.

April Total duration: It’s a work of astonishing passion for a composer so young; one can practically hear Felix’s hormones coursing throughout this work. Octet in E Flat Major, Op. The E flat minor adagio begins with a singing theme and continues with a more ardent and positive theme in the major; after a march-like passage, the second theme ochet and the movement ends quietly. String Octet in B flat major, Op posth. August starb Clara Bruch. Zu Beginn des Jahres konnte er allerdings wieder bruhc.


Sometimes recordings of the Mendelssohn Octet pair an established quartet with a younger group. The musicians take a sensible, middle-of-the-road approach — the phrase that comes to mind is “old school.

Another difference is that Bruch’s Octet dispenses with a Scherzo movement. Home News Contacts Copyright.

On this release, Naxos has thoughtfully combined the most popular string octet of them all with one that has been recorded just a few times, but deserves to oxtet better known. There’s little about it that seems valedictory, however.

Bruch almost certainly knew Mendelssohn’s Octet, and it is likely that he remembered it or even referred to it as he composed his own Octet.