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
of the Quintet in the piano-and-wind version."
FANFARE: Burton Rothleder
Works on This Recording
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
François-Frédéric Guy (Piano)
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
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