Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Octet for strings and winds in F major
Alexis Galpérine / Bertrand Menut (violins)
Marie Triplet (viola) Jean de Spengler (cello)
Denis Rocher (contrabass) Philippe Moinet (clarinet)
Pierre Riffault (horn) Nicolas Tacchi (bassoon)
Published for the 25th anniversary of the Ensemble Stanislas, this CD presents a recording make during the concert on 3 December 2007 in the Salle Poirel in Nancy. This tremendous chef-d'oeuvre, lasting nearly one hour, is formidably difficult for the interpreters. It is for this reason that the Ensemble Stanislas only decided to record it after having performed it on a number of occasions over the last twenty years, as a sequel to the Beethoven Septet produced in 2004 (see 20th anniversary boxed set).