Bruch: String Quintets & Octet

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MAX BRUCH
Bruch: String Quintets & Octet
The Nash Ensemble

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Sunday 26 March 2017

Music which belies the date and circumstances of its composition. All three works were written in the immediate aftermath of World War I, yet inhabit a sound world of Brahmsian richness and warmth-very much the product of the composer of the famous Violin Concerto. The Nash Ensemble are ideal interpreters

"The always rewarding Nash Ensemble add warmth and grace to the sprightly String Quintet in E flat major and bring verve and attack to its edgier A minor companion, but it is in the magnificent String Octet that the players finally allow the sun to truly shine. Recommended." The Observer, 26th March 2017 ****

"The Nash ensemble have a natural feeling for the music's ebb and flow, and while they're not afraid of big gestures and the bite of horsehair and rosin, they play beautifully as an ensemble...Together, these performances go to the top of a not exactly crowded field; in fact his disc needs to be heard by everyone who loves German Romantic chamber music." Gramophone Award Nomination 2017 - Chamber

"These three very likeable chamber offerings by Max Bruch…receive joyously assured treatment from the distinguished members of The Nash Ensemble on this truthfully engineered Hyperion release…Tully Potter supplies a personable and authoritative booklet-essay, and collectors with a sweet tooth will find the disc as a whole well worth seeking out." Classical Ear, 14th April 2017 ****

Tracks:

String Quintet (1918)
Octet in B flat major, Op. post. (1920)
String Quintet in E flat major Op posth.

Max Bruch-String Quintets & Octet-The Nash Ensemble