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Disc: RIC 287
Beethoven - Wind Music
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At the time when Beethoven had finally moved to Vienna, the mere act of writing for wind ensembles was greatly appreciated. Beethoven wrote several works before 1800 which were composed for such groups of wind instruments, and these works show us a composer with a pleasant style whose imagination is not limited by ingrained habit. Of all the wind instruments, it was the horn that best came to depict nature and the deep woods at the beginning of the 19th century; the Romantic composers were quick to take advantage of the new mastery of the instrument that Punto had developed.

ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827) WoO 25 Rondino for Wind Octet E flat major Ricercar Academy
Claude Maury, Natural Horn
Guy Penson, Piano
Beethoven, Ludwig van Op.87 Trio for 2 Oboes and English Horn C major
Beethoven, Ludwig van Op.71 Sextet for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons E flat major
Beethoven, Ludwig van WoO 28 Variations for 2 Oboes and English Horn 'La ci daremla mano' C major
Beethoven, Ludwig van Op.17 Sonata for Horn and Piano F major
Beethoven, Ludwig van Hess 19 Quintet for Oboe, 3 Horns and Bassoon E flat major
Ries, Ferdinand (1784-1838) Op.34 Sonata for Horn and Piano F major
Mendelssohn, Felix (1809-1847) Op.28 Fantasia for Piano 'Sonate écossaise' F sharp minor

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