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Reicha: Sinfonia concertante for Flute $ Violin; Symphony in Eb; Overture in D
Anton Reicha, Peter Gulke, Symphony Orchestra Wuppertal
Reicha: Sinfonia concertante for Flute $ Violin; Symphony in Eb; Overture in D
Genre: Classical
 
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Czech composer Reicha's modern fame rests almost solely on his being the creator of the wind quintet, of which he composed more than 20. But he was a keenly imaginative, even experimental composer and theoretician whose ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Anton Reicha, Peter Gulke, Symphony Orchestra Wuppertal, Ida Bieler, Jean-Claude Gerard
Title: Reicha: Sinfonia concertante for Flute $ Violin; Symphony in Eb; Overture in D
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: MD&G Records
Release Date: 4/23/1996
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 760623066127

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Czech composer Reicha's modern fame rests almost solely on his being the creator of the wind quintet, of which he composed more than 20. But he was a keenly imaginative, even experimental composer and theoretician whose omnivorous curiosity encompassed a vivid sense of humor. Like most Czech musicians, he had a special skill in writing for wind instruments, but he was also interested in such "modern" effects as quarter-tones, bi-tonality, and complex rhythms. The Overture in D, for example, is composed entirely in 5/8 time, and its lopsided rhythm really sounds like Mozart with a limp. All of the music on this delightful disc will thrill fans of the classical period--there really was more to it than Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven. --David Hurwitz