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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 Op. 58, Piano & Wind Quintet Op. 16 / Guy, Jordan, Et Al


Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Naive   Catalog #: 5148   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  François-Frédéric GuyFrançois DuquesnoyJérome VoisinAntoine Dreyfuss,   ... 
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"François-Frédéric Guy and his four wind-instrument colleagues in the Quintet provide a worthy traversal of this early Beethoven piece. A most interesting exercise is the comparison of the listening experiences of the Quintet and the Quartet versions. The same “tunes” in the same sequences sound and feel very different. Even the piano in each version does not quite sound like the same instrument. This displays the effect of context in music when most effectively offered, namely by a master composer. It displays, as well, the use of the variation form in a different dimension by the master composer of variations.

I think everyone interested in Beethoven should own this CD for the excellent performance
Read more of the Quintet in the piano-and-wind version."

FANFARE: Burton Rothleder
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  François-Frédéric Guy (Piano)
Conductor:  Philippe Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
2. Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 16 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  François Duquesnoy (Bassoon), François-Frédéric Guy (Piano), Jérome Voisin (Clarinet),
Antoine Dreyfuss (French Horn), Helene Devilleneuve (Oboe)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58: III. Rondo: Vivace
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16: I. Grave - Allegro, ma non troppo
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16: II. Andante cantabile
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16: III. Rondo: Allegro, ma non troppo

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