in F, D. 803
Playing time 61mins.
"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.
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.
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
Dayton Public Radio, Ohio, USA
‘ dazzingly good chamber ensemble’
...no praise can be too high for the Fibonacci Sequence's
polished and dashingly committed performances...' Gramophone
1) Adagio – Allegro
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