Your Song/Track of the Day

Page 154 - Seeking answers? Join the What HiFi community: the world's leading independent guide to buying and owning hi-fi and home entertainment products.

bartrik

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2021
27
18
45
A new release:

Mathias Eick - When we leave
Qobuz 24/96




ECM almost always offers good quality jazz, with excellent sound.
This is another album that I will want to hear again. 👍
 

bartrik

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2021
27
18
45
Giovanni Mirabassi - Pensieri Isolati
Qobuz 24/88.2




New release.
Fantastic piano playing.
This man has great musical ideas.
 

bartrik

Well-known member
Jun 4, 2021
27
18
45
Schubert - Octet in F major, D803
Wigmore Soloists
Qobuz 24/192




A new ensemble, with a masterpiece.
Well played, and well recorded.
The musicians are certainly not new. :D

Formed in 2020, Wigmore Soloists is a chamber ensemble made up of a roster of outstanding musicians, led by Isabelle van Keulen and Michael Collins. An associate ensemble of the iconic London concert venue Wigmore Hall, it is the first one to be given the honour of using the name. The core line-up of string quintet, wind quintet and piano makes it possible to perform a wide and varied repertoire, and for its first recording the ensemble has chosen one of the larger works in the chamber music literature, in terms of duration as well as the forces involved.

Franz Schubert modelled his Octet in F major on Beethoven’s Septet, a work which during the 24 years since its composition had proven extremely popular in Vienna. Schubert therefore copied Beethoven’s instrumentation (with the addition of a second violin) as well as his general plan of six movements. The Octet is however almost half as long again as the Septet, perhaps a consequence of Schubert wanting to "pave the way towards a grand symphony" by writing it. Like Beethoven – and Mozart in his serenades – Schubert strikes a perfect balance between entertainment and sophistication, while also including plenty of opportunities for the players – especially the first violinist and clarinettist – to show off their virtuosity. © BIS Records
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS