Schubert - Octet D803 | Harmonia Mundi HMM902263

Schubert - Octet D803

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Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMM902263

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 18th May 2018

Contents

Artists

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Anne Katharina Schreiber (violin)
Danusha Waskiewicz (viola)
Kristin von der Goltz (cello)
James Munro (double bass)
Lorenzo Coppola (clarinets)
Teunis van der Zwart (horn)
Javier Zafra (bassoon)

Works

Schubert, Franz

Octet in F major, D803

Artists

Isabelle Faust (violin)
Anne Katharina Schreiber (violin)
Danusha Waskiewicz (viola)
Kristin von der Goltz (cello)
James Munro (double bass)
Lorenzo Coppola (clarinets)
Teunis van der Zwart (horn)
Javier Zafra (bassoon)

About

In response to a commission from Count Troyer, who wanted a work closely modelled on Beethoven’s famous Septet op.20, Schubert – despite his fervent admiration for the older composer – resolutely struck out on his own by delivering an ... Octet. While the enlarged forces opened his path towards symphonic writing, examination of the form and expression reveals a much more accomplished and personal composition than has generally been recognised by commentators. Isabelle Faust and her partners, enthralled by what is an exceptional work in every respect, offer us a new interpretation of it on period instruments.

Personnel & instruments:
Isabelle Faust (violin)
- Stradivarius “Sleeping Beauty”, 1704
Anne Katharina Schreiber (violin)
- anon., Holland, c. 1700
Danusha Waskiewicz (viola)
- anon., Bohemia, c. 1860
Kristin von der Goltz (cello)
- anon., Vienna, c. 1800
James Munro (double bass)
- G. Panormo, London, 1827
Lorenzo Coppola (clarinets)
- 11-key B flat clarinet after A. Rorarius (Vienna, c. 1820); copy by Agnès Guéroult (Paris, 2010)
- 6-key C clarinet after J. B. Merklein (Vienna, c. 1810); copy by Agnès Guéroult (Paris, 2010)

Teunis van der Zwart (horn)
- Courtois neveu aîné, Paris, 1802
Javier Zafra (bassoon)
- W. Triebert, Paris, 1805

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