Bruch: String Quintets & Octet / WDR Sinfonieorchester Chamber Players

Release Date: 6/25/2021
Label: Alpha
Catalog Number: ALPHA743
Composer: Max Bruch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Number of Discs: 1

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CD
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$18.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Max Bruch was eighty years old when, in 1918, he decided to return to the chamber music genre he had frequented in his early years. Stimulated by the violin virtuoso Willy Hess, he composed two string quintets and an octet, monuments to beauty and harmony, at the end of a tumultuous personal life and in the midst of a western world on the brink of collapse. After an album devoted to Beethoven’s chamber music, the Chamber Players of the WDR Sinfonieorchester now tackle one of the last chapters of German Romantic music, with pieces that constitute Bruch’s swansong.

Works on This Recording
1. Quintet for Strings in E-Flat Major by Max Bruch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1918 ; Germany
2. Quintet for Strings in A minor by Max Bruch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1919 ; Germany
3. Octet for Strings by Max Bruch
Orchestra/Ensemble: Wdr Sinfonieorchester
Period: Romantic
Written: 1920 ; Germany
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