Romantic Chamber Music


Romantic Chamber Music
Wiener Oktett
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802397
Barcode
00028948023974
Format
2-CD
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MENDELSSOHN
Sextet in D major, Op. 110

CONRADIN KREUTZER
Grand Septet in E flat major, Op. 62

BERWALD
Grand Septet in B flat major

BORODIN
Piano Quintet in C minor

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Piano Quintet in B flat major

Walter Panhofer, piano
Wiener Oktett

Recording information

Recording Producers: Hugh Vickers (Kreutzer, Berwald); Erik Smith (Mendelssohn, Borodin); James Mallinson (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry (Mendelssohn, Borodin, Kreutzer, Berwald); Gordon Parry, Tryggvi Tryggvason (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Recording Locations: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, September 1968 (Mendelssohn, Borodin), October 1968 (Kreutzer, Berwald), November 1972 (Rimsky-Korsakov)

Reviews

‘neat and elegant’ (Mendelssohn) Gramophone

‘the performance is highly skilled’ (Borodin) Gramophone

‘full of grace and charm and has all the polish and virtuosity one has come to expect from this ensemble’ (Kreutzer) Gramophone

‘delicacy and lightness of touch … performances are first-class … The recording is quite superlative. Strongly recommended’ (Berwald, Kreutzer) Gramophone

‘sheer joie de vivre … an enlivening, engaging and original chamber-music disc if ever there was one’ (Rimsky-Korsakov) Gramophone