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Beethoven: Septet & Octet - Mendelssohn & Schubert: Octets - Melos Ensemble of London
Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix [1] Mendelssohn, Franz [Vienna] Schubert
Beethoven: Septet & Octet - Mendelssohn & Schubert: Octets - Melos Ensemble of London
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2


      
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Sparkling Performances
David Douglass | Bloomingdale, NJ | 06/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Nobody's just playing the notes on these recordings. Everything is phrased beautifully, with a perfect balance between vigor and elegance.

The digitally remastered late `60s recordings sound superb and at $8 for 2 CDs it's a must have!
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Beautiful!
Waldstein | 09/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are fairly enjoyable pieces. The Mendelssohn and Schubert Octets are especially good. The Beethoven works are enjoyable, but not what I would consider brilliant. They are classical works, not as romantic as the Schubert and Mendelsssohn. The Mendelssohn Octet is quite good, especially the first and third movements. The sound, while maybe not the highest quality, is good. Recommended to anyone who loves classical chamber music.


Beethoven Septet in E flat Op. 20
1st mov. - 9:52
2nd mov. - 8:56
3rd mov. - 3:10
4th mov. - 7:12
5th mov. - 3:02
6th mov. - 7:11

Mendelssohn Octet in E flat Op. 20
1st mov. - 14:47
2nd mov. - 7:24
3rd mov. - 4:32
4th mov. - 6:14

Beethoven Octet in E flat Op. 103
1st mov. - 7:32
2nd mov. - 7:23
3rd mov. - 3:25
4th mov. - 3:44

Schubert Octet in F D803
1st mov. - 12:16
2nd mov. - 10:26
3rd mov. - 4:56
4th mov. - 12:05
5th mov. - 7:08
6th mov. - 9:28"