March 29, 2017

 Octet in E-flat, Op. 103

  1. Allegro

  2. Andante

  3. Menuetto

  4. Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven

Born: December 1770, Bonn, Germany

Died: March 26, 1827, Vienna, Austria

Instrumentation: Wind Octet

Composed: 1792

Duration: 9 minutes

Music for wind instruments does not feature prominently in Beethoven’s catalogue of mature works, but as a young and aspiring composer in Bonn, he wrote a vari...

August 7, 2010

Beethoven's Geschwindmarsch and Hindemith's paraphrase of the same piece were featured last year as part of an UMWO program. Hindemith's paraphrase was part of a larger piece known as his Symphonia Serena, and both are well-known pieces that have become part of the standard wind repertoire. Program notes and audio links for both pieces are below.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Geschwindmarsch (...

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