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Antonín DVORÁK: Serenade in D minor, Op. 44
(for winds, cello, and double-bass)

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN : Octet in E flat, Op. 103
(for two oboes, two clarinets, two horns and two bassoons)

From Sanssouci, Potsdam 1990

Philharmonische Bläser
(Members of the Berliner Philharmoniker)

Directed for TV and Video by Klaus Lindemann

Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Region Code: 0 worldwide
Menu Languages: D, F, GB, SP
Running Time: 58 mins

Cat no.:100 725

In the late 18th century Emperor Joseph II set a new trend with the so-called "Harmoniemusiken", a miniature orchestra consisting solely of wind instruments. Those who could afford it would acquire one at table for entertainment, social gatherings or simply accompaniment outdoors, and soon they became a status symbol.

While Beethoven's Wind Octet, Op. 103 is reflecting the cusp between this period of feudal aristocracy and the Age of Enlightenment, Dvorák's Wind Serenade Op. 44 reveals the Mozart renaissance of the 19th century.

The "Philharmonische Bläser", a wind ensemble consisting of members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, came together for this 1990 recording in the magnificent banquet hall (Jaspissaal) of Sanssouci, Potsdam.


Beethoven, Ludwig van; Dvořák, Antonín

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Wind Ensemble

Label: Arthaus Musik

Genre: Classical Concert

Period: Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 100725

Barcode: 0807280072594

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Physical Release: 01/2005

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