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Schubert - Octet | Hyperion - Helios CDH55460

Schubert - Octet

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Label: Hyperion - Helios

Cat No: CDH55460

Barcode: 0034571154602

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 4th November 2013

Contents

Artists

Gaudier Ensemble

Works

Schubert, Franz

Octet in F major, D803

Artists

Gaudier Ensemble

About

In 1824 it was suggested that Schubert should write a work similar to Beethoven’s Septet (also recorded by the Gaudiers for Hyperion). He subsequently approached the project with such enthusiasm and concentration that a friend wrote of him, ‘If you go and see him during the day he says “Hello. How are you?” and carries on working, whereupon you leave’.

Schubert added a second violin to Beethoven’s scoring for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double bass, but adhered to the Septet’s movement structure and key sequences almost entirely. However, the melody and beauty that infuse the Octet are quintessentially Schubert, and justify the work’s enduring popularity.

Here are outstanding performances from an ensemble that draws together some of the most distinguished musicians in Europe.

Gramophone Editor's Choice
Consistently compelling … the poetry, refinement and superb sense of the long singing line are as impressive as ever in The Gaudier Ensemble’s new recording’ - BBC Music Magazine

Glowing interpretations—a fine recording … this is a superb performance’ - Gramophone

This is an unusually thoughtful performance, tinged with a melancholy that certainly lies in the music but is also filled with delight’ - International Record Review

This is music that pulls us in myriad of emotional directions and includes some mightily challenging writing. All of this is welcome meat and drink to the excellent Gaudier Ensemble, who play the work with an obviously deep affection’ - The Evening Standard

The playing provides a sublime tension as each of the performers responds to the others’ input with a high degree of intelligence’ - Hi-Fi Plus

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