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Beethoven: Center of Gravity: Disc 2 (2005)

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 2

Disc 2 of the series juxtaposes Beethoven with Felix Mendelssohn, one of the great Romantic composers for whom Beethoven served as both inspiration and intimidation. Though Beethoven was initially very pleased with his Septet for Winds and Strings, he scorned the work later in life for its failure to depart from the Classical language of Haydn and Mozart. The new path he would forge in his music of the early 18th century gave birth to the Romantic generation, as characterized by such emotionally wrought works as Mendelssohn’s Opus 87 Viola Quintet.

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Selections

Quintet for Strings in B-flat Major, op. 87 | Felix Mendelssohn (28:45)

  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Cynthia Phelps, Viola
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Septet for Winds and Strings in E-flat Major, op. 20 | Ludwig van Beethoven (40:36)

  • Charles Chandler, Double Bass
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Joseph Silverstein, Violin
  • Ronald Thomas, Cello
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Artists

  • Charles Chandler, Double Bass
  • David Finckel, Cello
  • Jorja Fleezanis, Violin
  • Dennis Godburn, Bassoon
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Cynthia Phelps, Viola
  • Joseph Silverstein, Violin
  • Ian Swensen, Violin
  • Ronald Thomas, Cello
  • William VerMeulen, Horn
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Music@Menlo LIVE?s Beethoven: Center of Gravity series commemorates the festival?s third season, a tribute to the profound influence of Ludwig van Beethoven on the history of Western music.

<em>Beethoven: Center of Gravity:</em> Disc 2 Total Time: 1:09:34
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2005