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Octet op.20. Concertant Variations, etc.

Ensemble Explorations, Roel Dieltiens, Frank Braley
1 CD

Excerpt:Variations concertantes pour violoncelle et piano op.17

A youthful brainwave
A year before writing the masterly Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture, Mendelssohn had already taught his elf and fairy cohorts to fly: in the Scherzo of the Octet op.20, the centrepiece of a work composed in 1825, when its composer was only sixteen! Here, in evanescent, whispering semiquavers, a host of scintillating, fleeting sylphlike figures perform an extraordinary ghostly dance. But that is only one aspect of this dazzling youthful creation, which contains many other treasures. With just four violins, two violas and two cellos, the Octet opens wide the gates to a symphonic world full of promise...

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  • Ensemble Explorations
  • Roel Dieltiens
  • Frank Braley


Octuor op.20
en Mi bémol majeur / E flat major / Es-dur

· Allegro moderato ma con fuoco (14'02)
· Scherzo (4'59)
· Andante (6'55)
· Presto (5'49)
· Variations concertantes
pour violoncelle et piano op.17 (9'25)
· Romance sans paroles
pour violoncelle et piano op.109
en Ré majeur / D major / D-dur (4'07)
· Albumblatt op.117
(pour violoncelle et piano)
en mi mineur / E minor / e-moll (3'41)

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