Louis Spohr: Octet, Nonet, Clarinet Concerto

With performances by the Vienna Octet with clarinetist Gervase de Peyer, the LSO with Colin Davis, the Fine Arts Quartet and the New York Wind Quintet.

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COMPOSERS: Louis Spohr
LABELS: Alto
ALBUM TITLE: Louis Spohr: Octet, Nonet, Clarinet Concerto
WORKS: Octet; Clarinet Concerto No. 1; Nonet
PERFORMER: Vienna Octet; Gervase de Peyer* (clarinet); LSO/Colin Davis*; Fine Arts Quartet; New York Wind Quintet
CATALOGUE NO: ALC 1266 (1958-61)

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Melting sophistication from the Vienna Octet in Spohr’s delightful work; De Peyer is a vivacious concerto soloist, though the LSO winds might sound reedy to modern ears. An affable, if clumsy, Nonet completes the set. Helen Wallace