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Ludwig van Beethoven   opus 103

Octet for Oboes, Clarinets, Horns & Bassoons

2 Bassoons, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Oboes
In E flat major. 1793. Time: 22'30.

Revised in 1796 as the String Quintet Opus 4

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The Wind Octet in E-flat major by Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 103, is a work for two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns. Despite its high Opus number, it was written from 1792–1793, during Beethoven's early period. Beethoven later reworked and expanded the Octet as his first String Quintet, Op. 4. [1]

The work contains four movements:

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



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