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Brahms and Weber Quintets - CC1017

J. Brahms and J.M. Weber
Quintets with 2 cellos

CC1017

DIVERTIMENTI Ensemble
Paul Barritt, Rachel Isserlis, violins
Jonathan Barritt, viola
Sebastian Comberti, Josephine Horder, cellos


Brahms’ Op.34 Quintet in F Minor was originally intended by the composer as a 2 cello string quintet. Here in a 1946 reconstruction by Sebastian Brown we rediscover this familiar work in a completely new light.

Joseph Miroslav Weber led the Munich Opera for many years in the late 19C. His prizewinning Quintet in D Major owes much to his Bohemian roots, as well as echoing Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht.

Divertimenti Ensemble have previously recorded highly praised Cds of Mendelssohn’s Octet, as well as chamber works by Howell, Dyson, and Bax, for Hyperion, Meridian and Dutton. This is their first Cd for Cello Classics.