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 www.astoundingsounds.co.uk

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