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Mozart & Beethoven: Quintets / Perlemuter, Albion Ensemble

Beethoven / Perlemuter / Albion Wind
Release Date: 01/07/1997 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5157  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albion Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Perlemuter joined with members of The Albion Ensemble for this unusual offering. It was the only chamber recording he made with Nimbus. The ensemble was George Caird (oboe), Andrew Marriner (clarinet), Jeremy Ward (bassoon) and Robin Martin (horn). The playing here is relaxed, genial. Phrasing in the Beethoven is unostentatious, and the heart of the Quintet, its slow movement, is especially appealing in its measured generosity. The ensemble is fine in the finale. In the Mozart we have more evidence of a solid ensemble alliance and of leisurely refinement once again. Neither of these readings is the most obviously exciting on disc, but one can certainly enjoy the technical accomplishment and the slightly self-effacing quality of the Read more music-making.

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Works on This Recording

Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, Op. 16 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albion Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Albion Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 

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