Mendelsshon: Octet; Schubert: Trout Quintet; Octet


Mendelsshon: Octet; Schubert: Trout Quintet; Octet
Walter Panhofer; Wiener Oktett
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4803431
Barcode
00028948034314
Format
2-CD
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MENDELSSOHN
Octet in E flat major, Op. 20

SCHUBERT
Piano Quintet in A major, D.667 ‘Trout’
Octet in F major, D.803

Walter Panhofer, piano
Wiener Oktett

Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Schubert); unidentified (Mendelssohn)
Balance Engineers: Arthur Haddy (Schubert: Piano Quintet); Cyril Windebank (Schubert: Octet); unidentified (Mendelssohn)
Recording Locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, May 1950 (Schubert: Piano Quintet); Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, April 1954 (Schubert: Octet); Vienna, Austria, June 1953 (Mendelssohn)

Reviews

‘The golden age of Viennese music-making flares gloriously into life again’ (Trout Quintet) Gramophone

‘The result is exquisite. Perfection of tone and phrasing … polish and subtlety and rare beauty of tone’ (Schubert Octet) Gramophone

‘a splendid recording … absolutely first-rate account … The performance cannot be too highly recommended’ (Mendelssohn Octet) Gramophone