George Enescu: Octet Op. 7; Quintet Op. 29

Release Year: 2002
Label: Nonesuch

1. Octet, op. 7: I. Très modéré

2. Octet, op. 7: II. Très fougueux

3. Octet, op. 7: III. Lentement

4. Octet, op. 7: IV. Moins vite, anime, mouvement de valse bien rythmee

5. Quintet in A minor, op. 29: I. Con moto molto moderato

6. Quintet in A minor, op. 29: Andante sostenuto e cantabile

7. Quintet in A minor, op. 29: II. Vivace, ma non troppo

8. Quintet in A minor, op. 29: A tempo, un poco a piu animato

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Reviews and impressions

...the performance is again of the highest order. – Gramophone

There is passion, excitement, luminosity and a real individuality in every movement, and all conceived on an epic scale. Kremer and his players respond throughout with playing of great commitment, polish and flair. –  MusicWeb International

Gidon Kremer and his ensemble dig into both works with irrepressible energy and virtuoso flair. – Classics Today

A curiosity, perhaps, but well worth exploring. – Classical Music