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  Mendelssohn: String Octet, Piano Sextet - Prazak & Kocian Quartets
  Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Octet for Strings Op. 20, Piano Sextet Op. 110

Prazak Quartet
Kocian Quartet
Jaromír Klepác (piano)
Jirí Hudec (double bass)
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  Classical - Chamber
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Site review by Polly Nomial January 11, 2006
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Review by nickc February 18, 2006 (2 of 3 found this review helpful)
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Listen to the mounting excitement of the beginning of the Octet - from about the 3' mark the sonorities just keep piling higher and higher - and you can tell straight away the playing is full-blooded; just how I like it.

Nothing much to add to Polly's excellent summary of the two works. Clearly the Octet is an immeasurably superior work yet the Sextet has a gem of an adagio.

One thing I will say about the generally excellent sound - at lower dynamic levels it seems to recede a bit. This is most noticeable in the adagio and scherzo movements of the Octet where i turned the volume up three notches - once I did that it was just beautiful string tone.

A few reflections from the rears - just turn them down a few notches.

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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Octet for Strings, MWV R 20 Op. 20
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Piano Sextet in D major, MWV Q 16 Op. 110