W.A. Mozart/Beethoven: Piano & Wind Quintets: K.452 & Op.16 – Digital Download

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Mozart described his Quintet, K. 452 as “the best thing I have ever written”, in a letter to his father from 1784. It explores the unusual combination of fortepiano and wind quartet (oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn) and resembles a concerto both in its layout and interplay between the instruments. In 1796 the young Ludwig van Beethoven contributed another work for this unusual combination (op. 16), modeled on Mozart’s quintet. The present performances on period instruments by the Cambini Winds and Penelope Crawford reveal the richness of this unusual genre just as the composers imagined.

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performing artists: Cambini Winds Penelope Crawford Cambini Winds Penelope Crawford

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Reviews: Early Music

Release date: June 13, 2013

SKU: mo0501d UPC: 801890050126
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Track Listing:

Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Quintet in E Flat Major, K. 452
1 Largo – Allegro moderato
2 Larghetto
3 Allegretto

Ludwig van Beethoven
Quintet in E Flat Major, op. 16
4 Grave – Allegro, ma non troppo
5 Andante cantabile
6 Rondo – Allegro, ma non troppo

Mozart – Quintet, K. 452
Beethoven – Quintet, OP. 16

Cambini Winds &
Penelope Crawford, fortepiano

Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: June, 2013
Recorded: Oct 23 –26, 2011
Booklet: 16 page
• Provides performances on period instruments of these two related masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven, the second
composed specifically in imitation of the first.
• Expands Musica Omnia’s catalogue of Classical and Romantic chamber music performed on instruments of the period.
• Features America’s “First lady” of the fortepiano, Penelope Crawford, playing a state-of-the-art copy by master
builder Paul McNulty of a fortepiano by Anton Walter, similar to one owned by Mozart.
• Brings together four of the leading specialists in period winds and brass as the Cambini Winds.
• Includes informative booklet essay by Geoffrey Burgess, oboist of the Cambini Winds and co-author (with Bruce Haynes)
of a major publication on the oboe and its history.

W.A. Mozart/Beethoven: Piano & Wind Quintets: K.452 & Op.16 – Digital Download was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Burke Thompson