Schubert Octet (DXL 1145)



Written as a commission and modelled on Beethoven’s Septet, Schubert’s Octet in F takes the form of a large- scale divertimento – a piece to be listened to as recreation, not too demanding, not too serious.

Composed in March 1824, it is the largest in scale of Schubert’s chamber works with scoring for clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass.

Schubert’s gift for melody and for brilliant yet delicate decoration shines on this disc, highlighted by the voice of the solo violin as it traverses the myriad moods of this sublime masterpiece with the clarinet and fellow members of this distinguished ensemble.

Track List:

Schubert Octet in F, D. 803
1) Adagio – Allegro
2) Adagio
3) Allegro Vivace
4) Andante: Theme and Variations
5) Menuetto: Allegretto
6) Andante molto – Allegro

One of Britain’s most foremost chamber ensembles, The Fibonacci Sequence perform the sublime masterpiece, The Octet in F by Franz Schubert.

Editor’s Choice *****
“disc of the year material”
Classic FM Magazine, March 2011

“Fibonacci Sequence, one of our finest contemporary chamber music groups, secure their status with a superbly sensitive recording of the fiendishly difficult Schubert Octet. This will remain among the definitive recordings of this masterpiece.”
Dayton Public Radio, Ohio, USA

‘ dazzingly good chamber ensemble’
The Times’

…no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence’s polished and dashingly committed performances…’

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