You might imagine that having such a huge bestseller on his hands would bring a smile to his famously frowny face. Not so: it irked him that for decades, people who didn’t like his latest music would refer longingly back to it. No matter! It makes wonderful music for a leisurely Sunday afternoon, especially when paired with Mozart’s first string quintet. For a 17-year old to have created something as sublime as its slow movement is simply awe-inspiring.
Quintet No 1 in B-flat, K174 (36’)
Septet in E-flat, Op 20 (40’)
Beethoven, Mozart - Composers
Benjamin Marquise Gilmore - Violin, Felix Tanner - Viola, Jane Atkins - Viola, Marcus Barcham-Stevens - Violin, Nikita Naumov - Double Bass, Philip Higham - Cello, William Stafford - Clarinet - Soloists
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