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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Octet E flat major op. 20, Quartet D major op. 44 No. 1
Auryn Quartet, Minguet Quartet

  • Total playing time (mmm:ss): 57:10
  • 5.1 standard channel order: front left – front right – center (not used) – subwoofer (not used) – surround left – surround right
  • 48 kHz, 24 bit. Format: Flac (lossless)
  • Download as zip file. Booklet (English, German, French) and cover images included
  • Size: 1,18 GB
  • Barcode: 4009850009429


“[…]The composer would have been delighted with this interpretation of his octet: in the surround sound of the DVD Audio the listener sits in the middle of the eight musicians, who are placed around him or her in the form of four string trios. But it is not only the sound that we find so good: above all it is the pulsating music-making of the Auryn and the Minguet Quartets which is so enthralling. The overflowing melody, the wealth of colour, the swing and bounce of the music are quite remarkable. Strong musical fire burns in this interpretation…” (pizzicato)
“(…) This has been my personal favorite Mendelssohn work most of my life. My favorite performance has been an old mono one from Toscanini in an expanded arrangement but the superb playing and in-the-room realism of this multichannel effort could easily replace that old classic in my estimation. The quartet is also exquisite, full of lovely tunes and perfect proportions.” (Audiophile Audition)

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