Classical Music Home

Welcome to Naxos Records

 
Keyword Search
 
  Classical Music Home > Music News

Podcast: Beethoven’s Harmoniemusik

November 1, 2019

BEETHOVEN, L. van: Music for Winds - Octet, Op. 103 / Sextet, Op. 71
David Shifrin, Paul Wonjin Cho, Frank Morelli, Marissa Olegario, William Purvis, Lauren Hunt
8.573942

Beethoven certainly has the wind in his sails with this tremendous release of music for wind ensemble, a genre that formed a regular part of entertainment in the composer’s day. Included on the recording, for example, is his Sextet for winds in E flat major that was well received by a critic at the time for its “splendid melodies, leisurely harmonic flow, and wealth of new and surprising ideas.” The works on the programme have never before been recorded by such a distinguished line-up of players. With professorships at leading institutions such as the Yale and Manhattan Schools of Music, the Juilliard School, Adelphi University and others, this is as influential a team of wind players as you could imagine. The recording, of course, forms part of the Naxos 90-CD box set of Beethoven’s complete output (8.500250) that marks next year’s 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth.



Listen to more podcasts on the Naxos Blog










 
    2019
     Archive
 
    2007
    Archives
 
    Archives
 
    2017
     Archive
 
    2019
     Archive


Naxos Records, a member of the Naxos Music Group