Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5/31 A Wind Trio on Mozart's Don Giovanni

Beethoven's wind music is always great fun.  In the WoO 28 wind trio (usually for 2 oboes and cor anglais and based on a theme form Mozart's Don Giovanni) Beethoven sets up several different variations, each one seemingly designed to highlight one of the three instruments.  It's a light, lean and jolly work.  What's especially interesting is that the variation that starts at 6:11 in the video below seemingly features the clarinetist doing a technique called "circular breathing", where a note or phrase can be held indefinitely...or maybe the guy just has big lungs.

Here WoO 28 is performed to perfection on flute, bassoon, and clarinet by Trio Eccentrico al Teatro Rossini di Lugo - 18/01/2011:
Trio for on a theme from Mozart's Don Giovanni ("Give me Thy Hand") WoO.28 (1795):


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