Quintet for oboe, three horns and bassoonAdd to calendar
The old sketches probably originated from 1793 when the 23-year-old Beethoven was establishing himself as a composer and pianist in Vienna. It was intended as a sextet – for the aristocratic salons? – but the clarinet part was never written. What is preserved are parts of the initial allegro, the whole adagio and half of a minuet. Zeller did a good basic job and when the quintet was eventually published, it became a popular feature on concert programs with its melodic echoes from Mozart.