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Quintet in F (score & parts) - WW5

Composer: Kreutzer, Conradin

Publisher: Accolade (Germany)

Edition: 71519


Quintet in F
for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon
by Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849) - German composer and conductor

  1. Moderato
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto
  4. Allegro

In the former, very extensive sheet music collection of Prince Carl Friedrich zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg-Triefenstein (1781-1852) there is a volume of music with five wind quintets - arrangements of piano works and string quartets by Conradin Kreutzer, Ignaz Pleyel, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. The first quintet of this collection is a version of the trio op. 43 for clarinet, bassoon and piano by Conradin Kreutzer.

Carl Friedrich played all orchestral instruments and was assisted, not only in this arrangement, by his teacher and friend Friedrich Witt (1770-1836), who played music with him a great deal and taught him composition. Witt was the last court Kapellmeister in Würzburg and, as we know from letters, was a frequent guest at Tiefenstein Castle, where Carl Friedrich zu Löwenstein maintained an orchestra of musically gifted servants. Every Wednesday there was a concert there, to which the population of the surrounding villages was invited with free admission.

The 3rd movement is an arrangement of the minuet from the piano sonata in F minor op. 2,1 by Beethoven.