Reflections on classical music, recordings and performances
Stephanie Gonley (violin)
David Juritz (violin)
Michael Gurevich (violin)
Katerina Nazarova (violin)
Roger Chase (viola)
Lydia Lowndes-Northcott (viola)
Lionel Handy (cello)
Jonathan Ayling (cello)
Sunday 27 September, 4pm
Beckenham Place Mansion, London
(reviewed from online stream)
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): String Sextet in D minor
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847): Octet in E flat major, Op. 20
'A spirited performance of Mendelssohn’s joyous Octet, with an appetiser of Borodin’s incomplete String Sextet'.
'A warm performance'.
'Mendelssohn's proto-Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo had a light touch, taken at an energetic lick'.
'The group’s enthusiasm was evident, building to the movement’s glorious climax and a joyous flourish to finish'.
Read my full review on Bachtrack here.