Download a free track from Mendelssohn’s Octet

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Mendelssohn famously wrote his beautifully crafted Octet when he was just 16. And this week we’re offering you a free track from a performance of the work by members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

The track is the third movement Scherzo from the Octet and the recording is out now on the BIS label.

Our critic Roger Nichols gave the disc four stars in a recent issue of BBC Music Magazine. He said:

‘The slow movement is treated tenderly but unsentimentally, and the scherzo fizzes with superb give-and-take between the instruments… this is a vivid performance with strong dynamic contrasts, as marked, and shapely phrasing.’

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