Beethoven: Op. 103, Octet in E flat for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, and 2 Horns
Bruch: Octet in B flat for 4 Violins, 2 Violas, Cello, and Bass
Mendelssohn: Op. 20, Octet in E flat for 4 Violins, 2 Violas, and 2 Cellos
Mozart: K375, Serenade in E flat for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, and 2 Bassoons
Mozart: K388, Serenade in C minor for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns, and 2 Bassoons
Schubert: D803, Octet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Spohr: Op.32, Octet in E for Violin, 2 Violas, Cello, Bass, Clarinet, and 2 Horns
Spohr: Op. 65, Octet in D minor for 4 Violins, 2 Violas, and 2 Cellos
Other (specify in comments please)
Schubert ahead of Mendelssohn and Bruch.
Und Morgen wird die Sonne wieder scheinen.....
Voted. Schubert: D803, Octet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass
Voted other for Igor.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear has no merit. A duck hears also. - Igor Stravinsky
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Interesting to see the small quantity yet nice variety of octets out there. Some are like large string quartets, others like mini orchestras.
Anyways, I voted for that unbelievable 16-year-old. No surprises there!
Speaking of teenagers, Shosty also wrote a nice early Octet that foreshadows much to come. That was all before "stuff happened", but it was unmistakenly Shosty.
I didn't see all the choices. For me, definitely Mozart K. 388.
The fact that it scored so low in the poll is proof enough of its greatness.
TC is the perfect contrary indicator.
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When you don't know what you're saying, you take a long time to say it. When you know what you're saying, you get pithy.
Schubert still strong at second place.
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Joachim Raff for strings. IMHO, comparable to Felix's