We start with a Boccherini quintet before advancing to Mendelssohn’s monumental octet.
Luigi Boccherini: Quintet No. 4 in D major for Guitar and String Quartet, G. 448
Jason Vieaux, guitar, Escher String Quartet (Adam Barnett-Hart, Andrew Boyd, violin; Pierre Lapointe, viola; Brook Speltz, cello)
Felix Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat major for Strings, Op. 20
Sean Lee, Danbi Um, Arnaud Sussmann, Paul Huang, violin; Matthew Lipman, Mark Holloway, viola; David Finckel, Paul Watkins, cello