Anima Eterna Brugge – Schubert & Berwald: Chamber Music (2019) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Anima Eterna Brugge – Schubert & Berwald: Chamber Music (2019) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:21:08 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  | Digital Booklet, Front cover | © Alpha

This recording is Anima’s very first to be completely devoted to instrumental ensemble music. A group of musicians headed by violinist Jakob Lehmann breathes new life into two 19th-century masterpieces. Schubert’s Octet in F is a crown jewel from the repertoire, taking its cue from Beethoven’s celebrated Septet yet at the same time paving the way toward the “Grosse Sinfonie”. Roughly 20 years after its iconic recording of the complete Schubert symphonies, Anima brings its signature approach to the composer’s chamber music to explore it with the insights and “language skills” developed back then and from thereon. In contrast to Schubert, Franz Berwald has been largely forgotten – undeservedly, as this gifted Swede left behind an oeuvre that is both surprisingly modern and delightfully original. Performed on period instruments, using authoritative sources and contemporary playing techniques, these brilliant pages of large ensemble music are now ready to be rediscovered and enjoyed once again.

1. I. Adagio – Allegro – Più Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace)
4. IV. Andante – Un Poco Più Mosso – Più Lento
5. V. Menuetto (Allegretto)
6. VI. Andante Molto – Allegro – Andante Molto – Allegro Molto
7. I. Adagio – Allegro Molto
8. II. Poco Adagio – Prestissimo – Adagio
9. III. Finale: Allegro Con Spirito (Early Manuscript Version)