With members of London Symphonia
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet for Piano and Winds, K 452 had its first public performance at the Imperial and Royal National Court Theatre in Vienna in 1784. “I consider it the best thing I have ever written in my life,” the composer wrote to his father.
Picking up where his hero left off, Ludwig van Beethoven composed a quintet of equal beauty yet even grander design in 1796.
More than 130 years later, Francis Poulenc wrote his three-movement Sextet for Piano and Winds (1932). Composed in the tradition of Mozart, it brims with wit and soul and is one of his most popular works.
Members of London Symphonia perform all three masterpieces side-by-side. You may be hard-pressed to pick your favourite!
Quintet for Piano and Winds, K 452 by Mozart
Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op 16 by Beethoven
Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100 by Poulenc
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