Beethoven Transformed, Volume 1 - Boxwood & Brass - RES10249

Beethoven Transformed, Volume 1

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Boxwood & Brass

Following on from their universally acclaimed debut album, Music for a Prussian Salon, the period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass returns to Resonus with the first of two volumes of Beethoven Transformed.

In this major new project, the group explores the status of wind music in early-nineteenth century Vienna through original and arranged music by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) and his contemporaries. In this first disc, Beethoven’s Op. 71 Sextet is paired with the Op. 20 Septet in E-flat major, arranged for six-part Harmonie by his prolific pupil, Carl Czerny (1791–1857).

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Tracklist

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)
Septet in E-flat major, Op. 20
arr. by Carl Czerny (1791–1857)
1. Adagio – Allegro
2. Adagio cantabile
3. Tempo di menuetto & Trio
4. Andante con Variazioni
5. Scherzo & Trio
6. Andante alla marcia – Allegro

Sextet in E-flat major, Op. 71
7. Adagio – Allegro
8. Adagio
9. Menuetto & Trio
10. Rondo

'Creamy clarinets combine attractively with punchy horns and burbling bassoons to give this music a special Viennese verve.'

- The Observer

'Creamy clarinets combine attractively with punchy horns and burbling bassoons to give this music a special Viennese verve.'
The Observer

'The sound of this recording is spacious, clear, well balanced, and realistic, with excellent definition of the individual instruments and their timbres. This release demonstrates that the products of Beethoven’s youth, despite his dismissive attitude toward them, have much to offer and should not be overlooked. Those who enjoy Classical chamber music for winds will find much pleasure in this disc, which is recommended.'
Fanfare

'Boxwood & Brass prove dazzlingly persuasive advocates of the form... vibrant musicality, a wonderful warmth of sound and total technical precision... these thoughtful and assured performances bring to life every subtlety and colour in these works. '
BBC Music Magazine

'Both works are given charming performances by Boxwood and Brass, and indeed the distinctive sounds of their period instruments help to bring this music vividly to life.'
Early Music Review

'Both [works] are charmingly convincing.'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10249
Producer, engineer & editor: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791592
Cover image: Tom Bowles
Release date: 27 September 2019