Reicha: Wind Quintets

Reicha: Wind Quintets

Reicha: Wind Quintets
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 471
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: I. Introductione. Lento - Allegro assai
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: I. Introductione. Lento - Allegro assai

    09:37
    €4.20
  • Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: II. Andante
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: II. Andante

    05:10
    €4.20
  • Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: III. Menuetto. Allegro vivo
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: III. Menuetto. Allegro vivo

    03:23
    €2.10
  • Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: IV. Finale. Allegro vivace
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 88: IV. Finale. Allegro vivace

    06:30
    €4.20
  • Adagio in D minor "pour le cor anglais"
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Adagio in D minor "pour le cor anglais"

    07:01
    €4.20
  • Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: I. Poco adagio - Allegro
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: I. Poco adagio - Allegro

    12:39
    €6.30
  • Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: II. Andante poco adagio
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: II. Andante poco adagio

    07:23
    €4.20
  • Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: III. Minuetto. Allegro scherzo
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: III. Minuetto. Allegro scherzo

    05:30
    €4.20
  • Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: IV. Finale. Andante - Allegro assai
    Composer(s) Antoine Reicha
    Artist(s) Thailia Ensemble

    Quintet No. 6 in B-Flat Major, Op. 100: IV. Finale. Andante - Allegro assai

    10:04
    €6.30

Total running time: 67 minutes.

Album information

Thalia Ensemble's win at the prestigious biennial York Early Music International Young Artists Competition led to this debut recording.

Thalia Ensemble, whose prize-winning programme included works by Antoine Reicha, was praised by the jury for its beautiful ensemble sound, as well as the ensemble’s lively communication. The competition is renowned for launching the careers of many notable ensembles, such as Palladian Ensemble, Profeti della Quinta and Ensemble Meridiana.

Premiered in Paris in the early nineteenth century these works were an overnight sensation, recognized across Europe as the pinnacle of their genre. More than any other composer who wrote for winds, Reicha produced works that were hailed as worthy counterparts to the string quartet. An experienced flautist, Reicha was able to craft quintets that successfully integrated each wind instrument, employing its unique character and technical anomalies to full effect. As well as taking influence from his close acquaintances Haydn and Beethoven, Reicha’s melodic style is Mozartian in flavour, spiced with subtle chromatic tinges and quirky syncopations.

In addition to the quintets Reicha’s Adagio ‘pour le cor anglais’ is a fine addition to the programme.

Performing on this recording are: Belén Nieto Galán (flute), Sarah Aßmann (oboe and cor anglais), Diederik Ornée (clarinet), Hylke Rozema (natural horn) and José Rodrigues Gomes (bassoon).