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Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven

WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk

Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds

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Format: CD
Label: Evil Penguin
UPC: 0608917722529
Catnr: EPRC 0038
Release date: 01 October 2021
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Label
Evil Penguin
UPC
0608917722529
Catalogue number
EPRC 0038
Release date
01 October 2021

"their execution finds a subtle balance between the generous overall paste and the individual interventions."

Diapason, 01-4-2022
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About the album

"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.

"Ich selbst halte es für das Beste, was ich bisher geschrieben habe" - so beschrieb Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart selbst sein Quintett für Klavier und Blasinstrumente KV 452.
Das Quintett beeindruckte seine Zeitgenossen so sehr, dass es auch dem jungen Ludwig van Beethoven als Vorlage für sein eigenes Op. 16 diente. Die ungewöhnliche Kombination von Instrumenten, die in diesen Stücken zum Einsatz kommt und die in Mozarts Fall einzigartig ist, ermutigte sie zu Experimenten mit verschiedenen Gattungen und ließ die Grenzen zwischen Kammermusik, Sinfonie, Konzert und Opernarie verschwimmen. Die Herangehensweise von WOLF an dieses Repertoire wird durch die Verwendung historischer Instrumente bestimmt; der Fortepianist Anthony Romaniuk unterstützt sie bei diesen Werken.

Artist(s)

Anthony Romaniuk (piano)

Anthony was born in Australia and trained in the US and the Netherlands. Currently he is an accompanist with the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He gives recitals all over the world and is the permanent playing partner of Pieter Wispelwey and Patricia Kopatchinskaja.
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Anthony was born in Australia and trained in the US and the Netherlands. Currently he is an accompanist with the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.
He gives recitals all over the world and is the permanent playing partner of Pieter Wispelwey and Patricia Kopatchinskaja.

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Benoît Laurent (oboe)

Benoît Laurent studied recorder, baroque oboe, and modern oboe in Belgium (with Frédéric de Roos, Paul Dombrecht, and Sylvain Cremers). Afterwards he continued his studies with Michael Niesemann at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. In 2008 he was a prizewinner in the renowned competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges. Benoît Laurent is Professor of Baroque oboe at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels. He makes regular appearances with well-known orchestras and ensembles: B’rock, Anima Eterna, Les Musiciens du Prince, Collegium Vocale Gent, and Concerto Köln, among others. With his ensemble « Lingua Franca » Benoit Laurent has produced numerous recordings on Ricercar. Additional recordings of note are: the oboe concertos of Giuseppe Sammartini with the ensemble 'Les Muffatti' (Ramée, 201 1 ), an oboe concerto by Ludwig August Lebrun with the baroque orchestra 'Les...
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Benoît Laurent studied recorder, baroque oboe, and modern oboe in Belgium (with Frédéric de Roos, Paul Dombrecht, and Sylvain Cremers). Afterwards he continued his studies with Michael Niesemann at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg.

In 2008 he was a prizewinner in the renowned competition Musica Antiqua in Bruges. Benoît Laurent is Professor of Baroque oboe at the Conservatoire Royal in Brussels. He makes regular appearances with well-known orchestras and ensembles: B’rock, Anima Eterna, Les Musiciens du Prince, Collegium Vocale Gent, and Concerto Köln, among others.

With his ensemble « Lingua Franca » Benoit Laurent has produced numerous recordings on Ricercar. Additional recordings of note are: the oboe concertos of Giuseppe Sammartini with the ensemble "Les Muffatti" (Ramée, 201 1 ), an oboe concerto by Ludwig August Lebrun with the baroque orchestra "Les Agremens" (Ricercar, 201 1 ), as well as the concerto for oboe and violin by J.S. Bach with the Basler Kammerorchester (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 201 4).


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WOLF

WOLF is a Belgian wind collective, specialised in classical music, performerd on period instruments. The members of WOLF have all won their spurs with the most prominent ensembles at home and abroad. The specificity and playing style of old instruments are the guiding principle in their approach to 18th- and 19th-century chamber music. In 2012-2013, they have performed a first series of successful concerts around serenades for wind instruments by Mozart and Beethoven. WOLF then joined forces with a group of like-minded string players, followed in 2014-2015 by a concert series around Mozart's famous clarinet quintet. In 2016, Australian pianist Anthony Romaniuk joins WOLF.
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WOLF is a Belgian wind collective, specialised in classical music, performerd on period instruments. The members of WOLF have all won their spurs with the most prominent ensembles at home and abroad. The specificity and playing style of old instruments are the guiding principle in their approach to 18th- and 19th-century chamber music.
In 2012-2013, they have performed a first series of successful concerts around serenades for wind instruments by Mozart and Beethoven. WOLF then joined forces with a group of like-minded string players, followed in 2014-2015 by a concert series around Mozart's famous clarinet quintet. In 2016, Australian pianist Anthony Romaniuk joins WOLF.

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Composer(s)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School.    Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob...
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Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, one violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio. Together with Mozart and Haydn, he was part of the First Viennese School. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose actual name is Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the classical period, born in Salzburg. Mozart was a child prodigy. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all of music's history. Within the classical tradition, he was able to develop new musical concepts which left an everlasting impression on all the composers that came after him. Together with Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven he is part of the First Viennese School.  At 17, Mozart was engaged as...
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, whose actual name is Joannes Chrysotomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart, was a composer, pianist, violinist and conductor from the classical period, born in Salzburg. Mozart was a child prodigy. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven, Mozart is considered to be one of the most influential composers of all of music's history. Within the classical tradition, he was able to develop new musical concepts which left an everlasting impression on all the composers that came after him. Together with Joseph Haydn and Ludwig van Beethoven he is part of the First Viennese School. At 17, Mozart was engaged as a musician at the Salzburg court, but grew restless and traveled in search of a better position. From 1763 he traveled with his family through all of Europe for three years and from 1769 he traveled to Italy and France with his father Leopold after which he took residence in Paris. On July 3rd, 1778, his mother passed away and after a short stay in Munich with the Weber family, his father urged him to return to Salzburg, where he was once again hired by the Bishop. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. He chose to stay in the capital, where he achieved fame but little financial security. During his final years in Vienna, he composed many of his best-known symphonies, concertos, and operas, and portions of the Requiem, which was largely unfinished at the time of his death.


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Press

their execution finds a subtle balance between the generous overall paste and the individual interventions.
Diapason, 01-4-2022

The performances are more subtle than dramatic and the fire is created in part by the very direct recording
Luister, 01-12-2021

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01.
Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452: I. Largo - Allegro moderato
10:01
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Benoît Laurent, Anthony Romaniuk, Jean-François Carlier, Bart Cypers, Jean-Philippe Poncin
02.
Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452: II. Larghetto
08:16
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Benoît Laurent, Anthony Romaniuk, Jean-François Carlier, Bart Cypers, Jean-Philippe Poncin
03.
Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, K 452: III. Rondo. Allegretto
05:13
(Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) Benoît Laurent, Anthony Romaniuk, Jean-François Carlier, Bart Cypers, Jean-Philippe Poncin
04.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: I. Theme. Allegretto
00:42
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
05.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: II. Variation 1
00:36
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
06.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: III. Variation 2
00:33
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
07.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: IV. Variation 3
00:38
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
08.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: V. Variation 4
00:47
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
09.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: VI. Variation 5
00:43
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
10.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: VII. Variation 6
00:48
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
11.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: VIII. Variation 7
00:45
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
12.
8 Variations on Grétry’s “Une fièvre brûlante” in C Major, WoO 72: IX. Variation 8
01:50
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Anthony Romaniuk
13.
Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16: I. Grave – Allegro ma non troppo
12:53
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Benoît Laurent, Anthony Romaniuk, Jean-François Carlier, Bart Cypers, Jean-Philippe Poncin
14.
Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16: II. Andante cantabile
06:49
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Benoît Laurent, Anthony Romaniuk, Jean-François Carlier, Bart Cypers, Jean-Philippe Poncin
15.
Quintet for Pianoforte and Winds in E-flat Major, Op. 16: III. Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
05:42
(Ludwig van Beethoven) Benoît Laurent, Anthony Romaniuk, Jean-François Carlier, Bart Cypers, Jean-Philippe Poncin
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