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RIES: 3 Flute Quartets, Op. 145


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RIES: 3 Flute Quartets, Op. 145

A pupil of Beethoven in Vienna, Ferdinand Ries enjoyed a successful career as a performer and as a composer. After a period in England, he finally retired to his native Rhineland where he wrote his Flute Quartets. Written in an early Romantic style, the Quartets are notable for their diversity, the first with a Spanish finale, the second more sombre in tone, and the third providing a bright conclusion, as though it were designed to cap an evening of music-making. Quotations or near quotations from works by other composers of the period give the Quartets a humorous and unusual unpredictability.

Ries, Ferdinand

  Flute Quartet in C Major, Op. 145, No. 1
1.   I. Allegro con brio 00:04:08
2.   II. Larghetto cantabile 00:05:11
3.   III. Scherzo and Trio: Allegro vivace 00:04:17
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro all' espagnola 00:04:02
  Flute Quartet in E Minor, Op. 145, No. 2
5.   I. Allegro moderato 00:04:31
6.   II. Andante 00:06:16
7.   III. Menuetto and Trio: Molto moderato 00:03:31
8.   IV. Rondo: Allegro moderato 00:05:05
  Flute Quartet in A Major, Op. 145, No. 3
9.   I. Allegro 00:05:19
10.   II. Scherzo and Trio: Vivace - Più lento 00:03:39
11.   III. Adagio 00:05:18
12.   IV. Allegro (cadenza by J. H. Littlefield) 00:05:18

Total Playing Time: 00:56:35

Ries, Ferdinand

Bond, Yari; Boyd, Aaron; Littlefield, John Herrick; Neu, Ah Ling

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.570330

Barcode: 0747313033072

Physical Release: 10/2007

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