Il Gardellino

For over twenty years Il Gardellino has been offering a successful recipe with class: the best repertoire, the most talented musicians and the most beautiful period instruments. A luxurious treatment that after numerous baroque masters is now also given to Beethoven! The wind instruments dominate the scene, for example with a Trio for flute, bassoon and piano by Beethoven composed when he was a mere stripling, probably for the musical family Von Westerholt. The Octet and Rondino from 1792, for their part, were intended as table music for Elector Maximilan Franz, offering a very palatable, but stunningly energetic whole. The Quintet for fortepiano, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn dates from the same period, with Haydn’s and Mozart’s hands resting on Beethoven’s shoulders …

Arthur Schoonderwoerd, fortepiano | Jan De Winne, flute | Marcel Ponseele, oboe | Taka Kitazato, oboe | Benjamin Dieltjens, clarinet | Jean Philippe Poncin, clarinet | Jean-Pierre Dassonville, natural horn | Bart Cypers, natural horn | Alain De Rijckere, bassoon | Jean François Carlier, bassoon


L. van Beethoven: Windoctet in Es, op. 103; Trio in G for flute, bassoon and piano, WoO 37 | Rondino in Es for windoctet, WoO 25; Quintet in Es for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon, op. 16