Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756−1791) composed his Piano Quintet in E-flat Major in March 1784. On 1st April 1 the work was performed for the first time, with the composer himself at the piano. In a letter to his father, he wrote about the work: "I consider it the best I have written in my life."
When Ludwig van Beethoven (1770−1827) wrote his Piano Quintet more than a decade later, Mozart's quintet was an obvious role model. The wind instruments were the same: oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn. But the young Beethoven had already found a musical expression that clearly differed from Mozart's. The work was premiered in Vienna on 6th April 1797.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 452
Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16
João Miguel Silva - oboe, Fredrik Fors - clarinet, Per Hannisdal - bassoon, Hongpark Kim - horn, Sveinung Bjelland - piano
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