Louis Spohr: Octet – Clarinet Conc #1 – Nonet

Louis Spohr: Octet - Clarinet Conc #1 - Nonet
Louis Spohr: Octet - Clarinet Conc #1 - Nonet

Louis Spohr: Octet – Clarinet Conc #1 – Nonet

Vienna Octet
Gervase de Peyer
/ LSO / Colin Davis
Fine Arts Quartet / New
York Wind Quintet

Catalogue Number: ALC 1266
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: stereo ADD, 75:31 1958-61





(Clarinet) “Spohr’s is really the more satisfying. It has a very beautiful Adagio, and has a sense of musical direction which is often lacking in this gifted composer. And for those who want good music … there is the really excellent and sombre scherzo.” (Octet) “I think you will find the Spohr quite as interesting as the Beethoven (Quintet).” (Nonet)
“The players contribute much to these apparent qualities in the music of affability, gaiety and good balance, and such a modestly-priced version is very welcome.” (Gramophone)

  • Octet in E major, Op.32 [24:41] / Vienna Octet
  • [1] Adagio – Allegro 6:20
  • [2] Allegro 5:19
  • [3] Andante con variazioni (Thema di Handel) 7:23
  • [4] Finale: Allegretto 5:38
  • Clarinet Concerto No.1 in C minor, Op.26 [19:48]
    Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet) / LSO / Colin Davis
  • [5] Adagio – Allegro 10:41
  • [6] Adagio 3:21
  • [7] Rondo: Vivace 5:45
  • Nonet in F major, Op.31 [30:44]
    Fine Arts Quartet / New York Wind Quintet
  • [8] Allegro 8:15
  • [9] Scherzo: Allegro 7:33
  • [10] Adagio 8:47
  • [11] Finale: Vivace 6:09