Off the wall suggestion: There's a new multichannel DVD-A of the Octet on Tacet with the instruments in a ring around the listener. It's fascinating as the melodies zoom around the room.
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Either the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields performance on Argo (ZRG 569 on vinyl) or the Vienna Octet performance on London (STS 15308 on vinyl) will offer you an excellent and very different alternative to the I Musici. Both performances are outstanding, yet each is also very different from the other.