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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The musicians take a sensible, burch approach — the phrase that comes to mind is “old school. However, I think coupling the Bruch with the Mendelssohn is what makes this disc most desirable. The present recording of the Mendelssohn stands up to the competition nicely, especially at a budget price.

Octet in E Flat Major, Op. The site is also available in several languages. The Auer Quartet was formed in 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 (Bruch, Max) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Despite the circumstances of its octett, there is nothing valedictory about the octet: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. 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. There’s little about it that seems valedictory, however.

Although Bruch does not provide a scherzo as such, the allegro molto finale incorporates scherzo elements, starting quite brightly and optimistically octrt ending with a coda.

In contrast, Bruch’s Octet is a very late work, dating from the composer’s ninth decade. Another difference is that Bruch’s Octet dispenses with a Scherzo movement. There’s one important difference though: Evidently unhappy with the third of his quintets, he recast it octeet a String Octet in B flat major for four violins, two violas, octeet and bass. 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 better known.

August starb Clara Brruch. 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. Octet in B Flat Major, Op.


After a 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: It’s a work of astonishing passion for a composer so young; one can practically hear Felix’s hormones coursing throughout this work.

String Octet in B flat major, Op posth. Sometimes recordings of the Mendelssohn Octet pair an established quartet with a younger group. Telarc’s recording, for example, features the Cleveland and Meliora Quartets, both associated with the Eastman School of Music.

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Don’t show me this message again. Her passing and the parlous state of defeated Germany understandably depressed Bruch, but by the beginning of he was able brucg compose again. I wouldn’t want this to be my only recording of the Mendelssohn, but it’s a good choice at any price. April Total duration: