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Reicha: Wind Quintets, Op. 88, No. 2 & Op. 100, No. 5

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REICHA: Wind Quintets, Op. 88, No. 2 and Op. 100, No. 5 by Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble

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Antonin Reicha knew Beethoven in Bonn and taught Berlioz in Paris. He is remembered mostly as a historical transition figure. But he wrote excellent, substantial music, an obvious notch below Beethoven but still very entertaining. People who wish Beethoven had written woodwind quintets (which were actually invented by Reicha) will probably love Reicha's works in that medium. Here are two of his best, in loving, mellow performances, very well recorded and sold for a pittance. My only caution is that getting to know Reicha can be very expensive; he wrote plenty of music as good as these pieces. --Leslie Gerber
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  • Performer: John Price, Jonathan Snowden, Michael Thompson, Derek Wickens, Robert Hill
  • Composer: Antoine Reicha
  • Audio CD (August 4, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000013RE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,546 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Leslie Gerber on February 16, 2010
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These performances are dramatically different from those of the Albert Schweitzer Wind Quintet in its complete Reicha series on the cpo label. The Schweitzer group really kicks the music along. The Thompson ensemble is much mellower, with slower tempos and a plusher tonal quality. I enjoy both approaches equally. But for someone seeking an introduction to this wonderful body of music--the closest we have to Beethoven in the wind quintet literature--I think this disc is ideal. It includes Reicha's biggest "hit" (Op. 88, No. 2), it's beautifully recorded, and the price is right.
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Composer Antonin Reicha is now best known for his wind quintet compositions, and the two pieces included on this CD are among his most enjoyable. They are performed by the Michael Thompson Wind Quintet, an ensemble led by the accomplished French horn virtuoso Michael Thompson. This ensemble has recorded a number of wind pieces by Reicha and others, composer Franz Danzi among them (see for example Danzi: Wind Quintets Op. 56).

Reicha was born the same year as Beethoven (1770), and became friends with Beethoven at a young age - by around 1985, Reicha was playing violin with the Hofkapelle electoral orchestra, and Beethoven was also employed there as an organist and viola-player. Reicha and Beethoven both studied under Haydn, and eventually went their separate ways. He settled in Paris around 1810, and soon thereafter became one of the early pioneers of chamber music, with his wind quartet compositions - incorporating the flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon - proving to be very popular in Paris. His first two Op. 88 wind quintets were the first to achieve great popularity, and after that success Reicha went on to compose four additional quintets in Opus 88, followed by three further sets of six quintets: Opus 91, Opus 99 and Opus 100. The recording on this CD includes the Op. 88 No. 2 work, along with Op. 100 No. 5.

Reicha's wind quintet compositions may have been influenced by the earlier compositions by Beethoven and Mozart: the Quintet in E-flat for Piano and Winds (scored for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon), Op. 16, written by Beethoven in 1796 which was itself inspired by Mozart's Quintet in E flat major for Piano and Winds, K.
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