DXL1145
Franz Schubert
Octet in F, D. 803

The Fibonacci Sequence

Playing time 61mins
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Editor's Choice *****
"disc of the year material"

Classic FM Magazine, March 2011


One of Britain’s most foremost chamber ensembles, The Fibonacci Sequence perform the sublime masterpiece, The Octet in F by Franz Schubert.

Written as a commission and modelled on Beethoven’s Septet, Schubert’s Octet in F takes the form of a large- scale divertimento – a piece to be listened to as recreation, not too demanding, not too serious.

Composed in March 1824, it is the largest in scale of Schubert’s chamber works with scoring for clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass.

Schubert’s gift for melody and for brilliant yet delicate decoration shines on this disc, highlighted by the voice of the solo violin as it traverses the myriad moods of this sublime masterpiece with the clarinet and fellow members of this distinguished ensemble.

"Fibonacci Sequence, one of our finest contemporary chamber music groups, secure their status with a superbly sensitive recording of the fiendishly difficult Schubert Octet. This will remain among the definitive recordings of this masterpiece."
Dayton Public Radio, Ohio, USA


‘ dazzingly good chamber ensemble’
The Times'

...no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's polished and dashingly committed performances...' Gramophone

 



 

 

Track List

1) Adagio – Allegro
2) Adagio
3) Allegro Vivace
4) Andante: Theme and Variations
5) Menuetto: Allegretto
6) Andante molto – Allegro

Jack Liebeck – Violin
Helen Paterson – Violin
Yuko Inoue –Viola
Benjamin Hughes – Cello
Duncan McTier – Double Bass
Julian Farrell – Clarinet
Richard Skinner – Bassoon
Stephen Stirling – Horn