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The Age of Reason (2003)

The Age of Reason

The Age of Reason offers three outstanding chamber works from the Classical period that reflect the era’s meticulous attention to melody, balance, and form. Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola, and piano—amazingly composed, according to legend, during a game of skittles—demonstrates the composer’s complete understanding of instrumental color, while his Oboe Quartet delicately balances a virtuosic concertante oboe part with an intimate dialogue in the strings. Beethoven’s towering Archduke Trio reflects the transposed the virtues of the Classical period to a grander plane, inventing an imposing, magnificent, and ingeniously constructed work from a minimal amount of musical material.

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Selections

Trio in E-flat Major, K. 498, Kegelstatt | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (21:17)

  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola
  • Wu Han, Piano

Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370 | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (14:56)

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Philip Setzer, Violin
  • Allan Vogel, Oboe
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola

Piano Trio no. 7 in B-flat Major, op. 97, Archduke | Ludwig van Beethoven (42:51)

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Philip Setzer, Violin

Artists

  • Colin Carr, Cello
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Anthony McGill, Clarinet
  • Philip Setzer, Violin
  • Allan Vogel, Oboe
  • Geraldine Walther, Viola
  • Wu Han, Piano

Music@Menlo LIVE’s Innovation/Evolution series commemorates the festival’s inaugural season, a historical survey of the chamber music literature from the Baroque period to the music of our time.

The Age of Reason Total Time: 1:19:25
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2003