Beethoven: Mödlinger Tänze - L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra; Michi Gaigg (conductor)

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  1. Contredanses (12) for orchestra, WoO 14
  2. German Dances (12) for orchestra, WoO 8
  3. Minuets (6) for 2 violins & double bass, WoO 9
  4. M÷dlinger T?nze (11) for 2 clarinets, 2 horns, 2 violins & double bass, WoO 17
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The contradance and the minuet were courtly dances that were already old hat during the early stages of Beethoven's compositional career; the result of the changes underway was the thornier and more sensual waltz. It is a mark of the man's genius (there's no other word that works as economically) that he managed to put a personal stamp even on ...

Beethoven: Mödlinger Tänze 2006, CPO

UPC: 761203711727

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