Octet (Beethoven)

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The Octet in E-flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven, Op. 103, is a work for two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns. Despite its high opus number, it was written in 1792/1793, during Beethoven's early period. Beethoven reworked and expanded the Octet in 1795 as his first String Quintet, Op. 4.[1]

Octet Op. 103

Performed by the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet with other artists in 1981 at Meany Hall

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The work contains four movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto
  4. Presto


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