Mozart and Beethoven:
- Quintets for Winds & Piano.
The Staatskapelle Dresden unquestionably belongs to the world’s great orchestras. As such,when the outstanding wind soloists of this fine orchestra, together with the Munich-based pianist Margarita Höhenrieder perform two special works by Mozart and Beethoven, the results promise to be extraordinary. Specifically, we hear the following works: Beethoven:
- Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16
- Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452
- Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 ‘Elvira Madigan‘ – Andante, (arr. B Schober for piano and wind quintet)
Performed by Margarita Höhenrieder (piano), accompanied by the Bläsersolisten der Dresden Staatskapelle (Wind soloists of the Dresden State Orchestra). In my view, Mozart’s Quintet for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano in E flat major, K. 452, and the Quintet in E flat major, Op. 16 by Beethoven seldom have sounded as fresh and exciting as they do with this unique combination of musicians. As a very special encore, oboist Bernd Schober has edited the beloved Andante from Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 21 for wind quintet and piano. Here are the Dresden Winds in Mozart’s Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 452: II. Larghetto: https://youtu.be/uDAZyk98Ygc And next, here is the Beethoven Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16: III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo: https://youtu.be/h_0Pg_SRjtw Tags: Beethoven, Op 16 piano Quintet, Mozart, Quintet K. 452, Dresden winds, Staatskapelle Dresden