Beethoven-Fugues (1794-5)

Posted on February 14th, 2010 by

In 1794 Beethoven began studying counterpoint with Albrechtsberger. He wrote three works in the style of his teachers ‘sonatas’-slow movements with fugues. Here are two of them.

Beethoven-Adagio  & Fuge Hess 29  E minor

Hess 29 (1) (2)

PSS and Carolin Ann Widmann-Violins

Susie Winkworth-Cello


Beethoven-Praeludium & Fuge Hess 31 C major

Kreutzer Quartet

Hess 31 (1) Hess 31 (2)


Recorded London 2002

Engineer: Jonathan Haskell