Two extremes. A young Beethoven pays tribute to Mozart’s string quintet K.515 with Op. 29 and to his quintet for piano and winds K.452 with Op.16. Then, almost twenty years later he produces his Great Fugue, unleashing potential for a 16 string ensemble. The Budapest String Quartet shows how a bold fusion of princely salon music and innovative fugue can combine great power with virtuoso elegance. A timeless revelation.
PRD 250 381