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Incredible Decades Disc 3 (2019)

<em>Incredible Decades</em> Disc 3

Disc 3 contrasts early and late chamber masterworks of Ludwig van Beethoven. The Quintet for Winds and Piano, op. 16, dates from the composer’s early years in Vienna. The quintet, with its sophisticated conversational language, reveals young Beethoven still beholden to the Classical style inherited from Haydn and Mozart, which he would extend with his audacious later works. At the end of his life, Beethoven turned to the string quartet as the medium for his deepest musical thoughts. The quartets to which Beethoven devoted his final years represent the pinnacle of the composer’s mighty creative powers and infinite imagination. In his final complete work, String Quartet in F Major, op. 135, Beethoven surpassed all precedent for the expressive capabilities of music, as if transcending this world and composing for the listeners of all future generations.   |   Liner Notes

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Selections

Quintet in E-flat Major for Winds and Piano, op. 16 | Ludwig van Beethoven (27:15)

  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Peter Kolkay, Bassoon
  • Tommaso Lonquich, Clarinet
  • Kevin Rivard, Horn
  • Stephen Taylor, Oboe

String Quartet in F Major, op. 135 | Ludwig van Beethoven (24:45)

  • Escher String Quartet

Artists

  • Escher String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Gilbert Kalish, Piano
  • Peter Kolkay, Bassoon
  • Tommaso Lonquich, Clarinet
  • Kevin Rivard, Horn
  • Stephen Taylor, Oboe

<em>Incredible Decades</em> Disc 3 Total Time: 0:52:00
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2019
Liner Notes