String Quintet in E flat major Op.4 (arr of Wind Octet Op.103)(1795)
Here's a less well-known Beethoven piece, the Wind Octet Op.103 from before 1792, very Mozart-ean and lots of brio. These wind players really had their work cut out for them....It's followed in the video by the String Quintet arrangement, Op. 4 from 1795....you can hear how B made significant modifications to the octet, and then deemed that version the more ready for publication. It's clearly more "Heroic", especially the extended development section.
Wind Octet Op.103 - Mvmt 4 Finale, Presto (1792), followed by
String Quintet in E flat major Op.4 (arr of Wind Octet Op.103) (1795) (starting at 3:30)
Since we're on wind octets today, here's the Fidelio Overture in an unusual wind octet arrangement. (Octophoros)