NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): Chamber Works, Vol. 3 - String Octet in F, Op. 17, Unfinished String Quartet in F, String Quartet Movement in A Minor.
Catalogue Number: 04S035
Reference: 555 077-2
Description: The fresh and lovely octet dates from 1848 and was likely intended as a tribute to the recently deceased Mendlessohn. Two movements (18 min.) survive of the 1840 quartet which was intended as program music based on a Goethe poem “Welcome and Farewell” while the five-minute fragment in A minor, in the character of a cconcert aria, comes from 1836. Ensemble MidtVest, Danish String Quartet.