Schubert & Berwald: Chamber music

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Schubert & Berwald: Chamber music presents two extraordinary chamber works by two composers who, whilst being direct contemporaries, never crossed paths during their lives. Both are grounded in the tradition of septets, octets and larger ensemble pieces for mixed groupings of winds and strings that were popular at the beginning of the nineteenth century, the immensely successful Septet in E flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven being the most famous example. In different ways both of these new works surpass their role model and make huge contributions to the development of the genre

Recorded in Academy One Studios, Ghent (BE)


  1. Octet in F major D. 803 I.Adagio - Allegro - Più allegro - Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
  2. Octet in F major D. 803 II. Adagio
  3. Octet in F major D. 803 IV. Andante - Un poco più mosso - Più lento
  4. Octet in F major D. 803 V. Menuetto Allegretto
  5. Octet in F major D. 803 VI. Andante molto - Allegro - Andante molto - Allegro moto
  6. Grand septet in in B flat Major I. Adagio - Allegro molto - Franz Berwald (1796-1868)
  7. Grand septet in in B flat Major II. Poco adagio - Prestissimo - Adagio
  8. Grand septet in in B flat Major III. Finale Allegro con spirito


  • "Au modelé de chaque détail, qui tenait subtilement l'oreille en alerte, s'ajoute chez les nouveaux venus une captation très proche, mettant en évidence le caractère affirmé des huit solistes." - Michel Stockhem, Diapason, 09.2019