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Mendelssohn, Bruch: Octets / Kodály Quartet, Auer Quartet


Release Date: 04/18/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557270   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnMax Bruch
Performer:  Zsolt Fejérvári
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String QuartetAuer String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The Kodály and Auer Quartets join forces to produce these exceptionally enjoyable performances of the Mendelssohn and Bruch Octets (the latter joined by Zsolt Fejérvári on the double bass). The combined ensembles sound of uniform mind and spirit in both works, playing with a sense of joyous abandon in the Mendelssohn and sinewy vigor in the Bruch. The rich string tone lends an ingratiating warmth to the collective sound, while the players' impeccable musicianship assures that every note registers, even in the many rapid ostinatos that comprise much of the Mendelsson. The Kodály and Auer play from the heart as well as the head, certainly so in their delicate phrasing in the tender slow movements. Naxos'
Read more close-perspective recording keeps the performers at a comfortable distance while providing ample space for the string timbres to naturally resonate. This one's an easy recommendation: beautiful, stimulating music, marvelous performances, and excellent recording all at the Naxos price. What more could you ask for?

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Octet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 20 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet,  Auer String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Germany 
Length: 31 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (06/05/2003 - 06/07/2003); Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (04/06/2004 - 04/08/2004) 
2.
Octet for Strings by Max Bruch
Performer:  Zsolt Fejérvári (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kodály String Quartet,  Auer String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1920; Germany 
Length: 24 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (06/05/2003 - 06/07/2003); Phoenix Studio, Budapest, Hungary (04/06/2004 - 04/08/2004) 

Sound Samples

String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: I. Allegro moderato, ma con fuoco
String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: II. Andante
String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: III. Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
String Octet in E flat major, Op. 20: IV. Presto
String Octet in B flat major, Op. posth.: I. Allegro moderato
String Octet in B flat major, Op. posth.: II. Adagio
String Octet in B flat major, Op. posth.: III. Allegro molto

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