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Beethoven: Music for String Quintet / WDR Symphony Chamber Players


Release Date: 01/10/2020 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 585  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the string quintets op.29 (1801) and op.104 (1817), thus linking Beethoven’s exuberant early period with that of the worry, discouragement and anguish caused by the conflict over custody of his nephew Karl. The album comes to a majestic conclusion with the Fugue, op.137 (1817). With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the string quintets op.29 (1801) and op.104 (1817), thus linking Beethoven’s exuberant early period with that of the worry, discouragement and anguish caused by the conflict over custody of his nephew Karl. The album comes to a majestic conclusion with the Fugue, op.137 (1817). Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 29 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quintet for Strings in C minor, Op. 104 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Fugue for String Quintet in D major Op. 137 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 

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