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The Academy Chamber Ensemble at St Martin-in-the-Fields
3 July 2012
Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble
Shostakovich Prelude and Scherzo for String Octet Op.11
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence
Mendelssohn Octet for Strings in E flat Major Op.20
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"[Murray Perahia’s] gestures are flowing and demonstrative, and they brought forth a performance with the same shapeliness and zest that characterized the concertos. The orchestra produced a lovely sound, section for section, and often played with the cohesiveness of a chamber ensemble."
Alan Koznin, New York Times
"[...] you, Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields for the wonderful music making during these past couple of days and for keeping up such a great [...]"
Oliver Schnyder Piano