Mendelssohn's String Octet is the epitome of joy. Mendelssohn weaves deft and subtle conversations among the musicians. Visconti's "Eternal Breath is based on a simple "breathing" phrase, which becomes more elaborate as the melody is passed around the ensemble. Golijov's "Last Round" is a tribute to Astor Piazzolla. The quartets square off, lunging and feinting with dangerous quickness.
Mendelssohn's String Octet is the epitome of joy. Mendelssohn weaves deft and subtle conversations among the musicians. Visconti's "Eternal Breath is based on a simple "breathing" phrase, which becomes more elaborate as the melody is passed around the ensemble. Golijov's "Last Round" is a tribute to Astor Piazzolla. The quartets square off, lunging and feinting with dangerous quickness.
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Mendelssohn, Visconti, Golijov
Artist: Jupiter & Jasper String Quartets
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1. Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 I Allegro moderato ma con fuoco
2. Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 II Andante
3. Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 III Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo
4. Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 IV Presto
5. Eternal Breath
6. Last Round: I Movido, urgente
7. Last Round II Muertes del Angel

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Mendelssohn's String Octet is the epitome of joy. Mendelssohn weaves deft and subtle conversations among the musicians. Visconti's "Eternal Breath is based on a simple "breathing" phrase, which becomes more elaborate as the melody is passed around the ensemble. Golijov's "Last Round" is a tribute to Astor Piazzolla. The quartets square off, lunging and feinting with dangerous quickness.