WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk - Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds

WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk - Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds

EPRC 0038 WOLF & ANTHONY ROMANIUK

WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk - Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds

"I myself consider it to be the best thing I've written so far" - this is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's own description of his Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments, K 452.

The quintet made such an impression on his contemporaries that the young Ludwig van Beethoven also used it as a template for his own Op. 16. The unusual combination of instruments employed in these pieces, unique in Mozart's case, encouraged them to experiment with genres, blurring the boundaries between chamber music, symphonic writing, concerto, and operatic aria. WOLF's approach to this repertoire is guided by its use of historical instruments; they are joined for these works by fortepianist Anthony Romaniuk.

Tracklist

1. Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452 I. Largo - Allegro moderato (10:01) - W.A. Mozart
2. Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452 II. Larghetto (08:16) - W.A. Mozart
3. Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452 III. Rondo. Allegretto (05:13) - W.A. Mozart
4. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 I. Theme. Allegretto (00:42) - L. van Beethoven
5. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 II. Variation 1 (00:36) - L. van Beethoven
6. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 III. Variation 2 (00:33) - L. van Beethoven
7. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 IV. Variation 3 (00:38) - L. van Beethoven
8. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 V. Variation 4 (00:47) - L. van Beethoven
9. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 VI. Variation 5 (00:43) - L. van Beethoven
10. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 VII. Variation 6 (00:48) - L. van Beethoven
11. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 VIII. Variation 7 (00:45) - L. van Beethoven
12. 8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72 IX. Variation 8 (01:50) - L. van Beethoven
13. Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16 I. Grave – Allegro ma non troppo (12:53) - L. van Beethoven
14. Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16 II. Andante cantabile (06:49) - L. van Beethoven
15. Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16 III. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo (05:42) - L. van Beethoven

WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk - Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds