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Johan Svendsen: String Octet; Romance; Nielsen: String Quintet - Christopher Laurence (double bass); Joseph Frohlich (violin); Kenneth Sillito (violin); Malcolm Latchem (violin);...
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  1. Octet for strings in A, Op 3
  2. Romance for violin & orchestra in G major, Op. 26
  3. String Quintet in G major, FS 5
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While their playing is just a little bit on the scrappy side, it is still hard not to enjoy this recording by the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble. Part of the reason is the players' innate beauty of tone. Part of the reason is the players' affection for the music. Part of the reason is the players' sheer joy in making music. And part of the reason is that the music is just so darned enjoyable. Johan Svendsen may be no Edvard Grieg, but he still mines the same deep vein of Scandinavian sentimental melody ...

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Johan Svendsen: String Octet; Romance; Nielsen: String Quintet 2008, Chandos

UPC: 095115925829

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