Mendelssohn’s Octet, Albumblatt in E minor and Song Without Words

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COMPOSERS: Mendelssohn
LABELS: Harmonia Mundi
ALBUM TITLE: Mendelssohn
WORKS: Octet; Albumblatt in E minor; Song Without Words, Op. 109 etc
PERFORMER: Roel Dieltiens (cello), Frank Braley (piano); Ensemble Explorations
CATALOGUE NO: HMA 1951868 (2005)

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Lean vibrato and admirable textural clarity bring welcome lightness to the more full-blooded passages in the Octet. Dieltiens gives warmly sensitive readings of the cello pieces.

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Erik Levi