Eberl: Two Quintets
Series: Classical Era Publisher: A-R Editions
Grand Quintetto for Clarinet or Violin, Violas, Violoncello, and Piano, Op. 41; Quintuor Brillant for Oboe, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, and Piano, Op. 48
Edited by Martin Harlow
C091 Eberl: Two Quintets
978-0-89579-770-4 Full Score (2013) 9x12, xiv + 170 pp.
Anton Eberl (1765–1807) was a Viennese composer who, in his own age, was assessed as a worthy rival to Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. Although Eberl’s output of fifty opus numbers seems modest, many compositions without opus, including those for the theater, are now lost. The Grand Quintetto, op. 41, and the Quintuor Brillant, op. 48, display Eberl’s interest in instrumental chamber music configured with unusual groupings of winds and strings with piano. There are many glories in this music that resonate with the musical language of the more familiar Viennese masters, but whose qualities are both individual and characteristic.
Grand Quintetto for Clarinet or Violin, Violas, Violoncello, and Piano, Opus 41
I. Allegro con fuoco
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale. [Allegro]
Quintuor Brillant for Oboe, Violin, Viola, Violoncello, and Piano, Opus 48
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio non molto
III. Rondo. Allegretto con moto