Beethoven, L. Van: Op 29 And 104, Fugue Op. 137

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Label: ALPHA
Catalog: ALPHA585
Format: CD

West German Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne Chamber Players

With this recording of chamber music composed by Beethoven at three key moments in his life, Alpha begins a collaboration with the WDR of Cologne and its various ensembles. Here a group of chamber musicians from the symphony orchestra presents the string quintets op.29 (1801) and op.104 (1817), thus linking Beethoven’s exuberant early period with that of the worry, discouragement and anguish caused by the conflict over custody of his nephew Karl. The album comes to a majestic conclusion with the Fugue, op.137 (1817).

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