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Beethoven: Music for Winds / Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists


Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 572  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All around the world, critics cheered the SCO Wind Soloists’ previous album of Mozart Divertimenti: ‘superb in every way’ (Fanfare), ‘a joy from start to finish’ (Europadisc), ‘sparkles with joy and chuckles with good humor’ (BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’). Continuing to explore the Harmoniemusik repertoire, the Wind Soloists’ new recording features youthful, entertaining and brilliant music by a young man who took Vienna by storm in the 1790s: Ludwig van Beethoven. The underrated Octet is a technically challenging concert piece in the Mozart tradition, but with the flair and unpredictability of the young Beethoven. In the Sextet, Beethoven exploits the differing characteristics of each instrument to great effect with the SCO’s legendary Read more interplay on full display. Another gem is the short but sweet Rondino, which is full of subtle details, exquisite melodies and exhilaratingly high-speed horn playing.

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Everything here comes from the composer's early years. The lively and light-hearted Sextet is crisply played, finding a happy balance between bucolic vigor and expressive delicacy.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons in E flat major, Op. 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Duets (3) for Clarinet and Bassoon, WoO 27: no 1 in C major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1815; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Octet for Winds in E flat major, Op. 103 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1792-93; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Rondino for Wind Octet in E flat major, WoO 25 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
5.
March for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns in B flat major, WoO 29 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 

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