Octet

Octet, violins (4), violas (2), cellos (2), op. 20, E♭ major
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix, 1809-1847

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Notes

  • RCA Victor Gold Seal: 09026-61766-2 (additional no. on outer container: 09026-61778-2).
  • Previously released material.
  • Compact disc.
  • Issued in container with v. 18-46 of series.
  • Program notes by John Pfeiffer and Heifetz chronology (11 p.) inserted in container.
  • Booklet containing program notes and index for the series follows v. 46.
  • Includes "special bonus track--Heifetz on music", on which Heifetz "expresses ideas about coordination, discipline, the ocean, [and] his electric car"--Booklet, p. 7.

Contents

  • Octet in E-flat, op. 20 / Mendelssohn (27:57) -- Divertimento, op. 37, no. 2 / Toch (6:59) -- Daisies : op. 38, no. 3 / Rachmaninoff (1:50) -- A song sonata / Bennett (7:43) -- Cod liver 'ile / Shulman (1:14) -- Berceuse (from The firebird) / Stravinsky (2:08) -- Danse fantastique : op. 5, no. 2 / Shostakovich (1:08) -- Heifetz on music (recorded 1970, Beverly Hills and Malibu, Calif.; 9:40) -- It ain't necessarily so / Gershwin (2:45)
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