Two concertmasters, two first violinists, two violists and two cellists from the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra joined forces in 2016 and have since formed the only permanent string octet in the Netherlands: ROctet. In addition to perhaps the most beloved octet ever written, that of Felix Mendelssohn, we are introduced to the wonderful music of Woldemar Bargiel (1828-1897), contemporary and brother-in-law of Robert Schumann.

bargiel String Octet in C major op. 15a
Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat op. 20