Beethoven: Septet, op.20 / Quintet for Pianos & Winds

Beethoven: Septet, op.20 / Quintet for Pianos & Winds
Beethoven: Septet, op.20 / Quintet for Pianos & Winds

Beethoven: Septet, op.20 / Quintet for Pianos & Winds

Vienna Octet
Members incl.
Boskovskys, etc
Walter Panhofer

Catalogue Number: ALC 1243
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: Time 66:27 ADD 1959/60





“The Decca recording of the Septet was made by the older generation of the Vienna Octet –which consists of the first desk of the V.P.O. Their performance has elegance but also conveys a sparkle and sense of enjoyment that is exhilarating” (Penguin Guide, 3 stars) (Quintet) “these players now sound as though they know the music inside out … The new version of the Beethoven Quintet has to compete …and the Vienna Octet must surely get nearer to Beethoven’s intentions” (Gramophone, 1960)

    Septet in E flat, Op.20 [40:52]

  • 1. I. Adagio – Allegro con brio 10:24
  • 2. II. Adagio cantabile 8:59
  • 3. III. Tempo di minuetto 3:29
  • 4. IV. Tema con variazioni: Andante 7:30
  • 5. V. Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace 3:30
  • 6. VI. Andante con moto alla marcia – Presto 6:58
  • Quintet for Piano & Winds in E flat, Op.16 [25:24]

  • 7. I. Grave – Allegro ma non troppo 13:04
  • 8. II. Andante cantabile 6:45
  • 9. III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo 5:34