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feat. Elgar, Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert & Handel
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" says an inspirational quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
It isn't always the case that works written in the autumn of a composer's life have an autumnal quality to them, and our Autumn Leaves collection is very much a case in point, because on this front it's split pretty neatly down the middle.
On the one hand the first two works are very autumnal and reflective in their own different ways: Elgar's Cello Concerto and Brahms's Clarinet Quintet. However, what you hear in Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 30 and particularly in Handel's final oratorio, Jephtha, is life in all its fullness and vigour; and actually the same can also be said for the Quintet Schubert completed just two months before his death, much as with Schubert there's often a barely-but-definitely-there whisper of pain hovering just below the surface. There is one undeniable unifying quality across these five works, though, and that is that every single one of them is a masterpiece. So, we hope you enjoy them.
An introduction to Elgar — Cello Concerto in e minor op. 85
Cello Concerto in e minor op. 85 Preview Only
Edward ElgarPhilharmonia Orchestra, Jacqueline du Pré, Sir John Barbirolli — 1965
An introduction to Brahms — Clarinet Quintet in b minor op. 115
Clarinet Quintet in b minor op. 115 Preview Only
Johannes BrahmsPaul Meyer, Capuçon Quartet — 2007
An introduction to Beethoven — Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major op. 109 Preview Only
Ludwig van BeethovenAlexandre Tharaud — 2018
An introduction to Schubert — String Quintet in C major D 956
String Quintet in C major D 956 Preview Only
Franz SchubertQuatuor Ébène, Gautier Capuçon — 2015
An introduction to Handel — Jephtha HWV 70
Jephtha HWV 70 Preview Only
George Frideric HandelHarry Christophers, The Sixteen — 2008