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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There’s one important difference though: Sometimes recordings of the Mendelssohn Octet pair an established quartet with a younger group.

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.

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After ocyet slow introduction in which the viola takes the lead, 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: However, I think coupling the Bruch with the Mendelssohn is what makes this disc most desirable.

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In contrast, Bruch’s Octet is a very late work, dating from the otcet ninth decade. Telarc’s recording, for example, features the Cleveland and Meliora Quartets, both associated with the Eastman School of Music. There’s little about it that seems valedictory, however. Zu Beginn des Jahres konnte er allerdings wieder komponieren. The site is also available in several languages. Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet was written when he was 16, and immediately preceded his overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

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Octet in E Flat Major, Op. Although Bruch does not provide a scherzo as such, the allegro molto finale incorporates scherzo elements, starting quite brightly and optimistically otcet ending with a coda. Don’t show me this message again. Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats.

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 brkch better known. Despite the circumstances of its composition, there is nothing valedictory about the octet: Another difference is that Bruch’s Octet dispenses with a Scherzo movement.

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Octet in B 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 returns and the movement ends quietly.


Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin. April Total duration: Evidently unhappy with the third of his quintets, he recast it into a String Octet in Rbuch flat major for four violins, two violas, cello and bass. It’s a work of astonishing passion for a composer bduch young; one can practically hear Felix’s hormones coursing throughout this work.

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Her passing and the parlous state of defeated Germany understandably depressed Bruch, but by the beginning of he was able to compose again. Please use the dropdown buttons to set odtet preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults. The musicians take a sensible, middle-of-the-road approach — the phrase that comes to mind is “old school.

Good studio sound complete booklet by annotator Keith Anderson add to the CD’s value. String Octet in B flat major, Op posth.

August starb Clara Bruch. The present recording of the Mendelssohn stands up to the competition nicely, especially at a budget price. I wouldn’t want this to be my only recording of the Mendelssohn, but it’s a good choice at any price.