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Bruch: String Octet; String Quintets - Adrian Brendel (cello); Annabelle Meare (violin); Bjørg Lewis (cello); James Boyd (viola); Laura Samuel (violin);...
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  1. String Quintet No. 2 in E flat major
  2. String Quintet No. 1 in A minor
  3. String Octet, Op. posth.
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The three works on this album were all written by Max Bruch at the end of his life, after World War I, when he was more than 80 years old. They were not published until after his death in 1920, and then they were forgotten due to Nazi bans on Bruch's music because of his supposed Jewish ancestry, wartime manuscript loss, and the self-serving actions of modernist gatekeepers. In the world they depict, the Great War might as well never have happened, but perhaps that is part of the point. At any rate, they are remarkably ...

Bruch: String Octet; String Quintets 2017, Hyperion

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