Spohr: Piano Quintet; Double Quartet; Octet; Nonet


Spohr: Piano Quintet; Double Quartet; Octet; Nonet
Walter Panhofer; Wiener Oktett
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4802400
Barcode
00028948024001
Format
2-CD
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SPOHR
Piano Quintet in C minor, Op. 52
Double Quartet in E minor, Op. 87
Octet in E major, Op. 32
Nonet in F major, Op. 31

Walter Panhofer, piano
Wiener Oktett

Recording information

Recording Producers: Erik Smith (Double Quartet, Octet, Nonet), James Mallinson (Piano Quintet)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry (Double Quartet, Nonet); James Brown (Octet); Tryggvi Tryggvason (Piano Quintet)
Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, March 1959 (Octet), May 1966 (Double Quartet, Nonet), October 1969 (Piano Quintet)

Reviews

‘a splendid performance of the work’ (Nonet) Gramophone

‘The players sound as if they know [the Spohr Octet] inside out; the interpretation has matured, gaining in precision and also in insouciance’ Gramophone