Spohr: Piano Quintet

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COMPOSERS: Spohr
LABELS: Eloquence
WORKS: Piano Quintet, Op. 52; Double Quartet, Op. 87; Octet, Op. 32; Nonet, Op. 31
PERFORMER: Vienna Octet
CATALOGUE NO: 480 2400

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Spohr at his best. Wide stereo places the two quartets for Op. 87 in dramatic opposition. The colourful Octet is lively, its notoriously testing violin part admirably unflustered. George Pratt