|Wind Quintet In D Major, Op. 91, No. 9||21:18|
|A1||Lento - Allegro'assai||7:44|
|A3||Minuetto: Allegro Vivo||2:59|
|Wind Quintet In A Major, Op. 91, No. 11||29:22|
|B4||Finale: Allegro Vivace||7:01|
Anton (Antonín, Antoine) Reicha (Rejcha) (26 February 1770 – 28 May 1836) was a Czech-born, later naturalized French composer. A contemporary and lifelong friend of Beethoven, he is now best remembered for his substantial early contributions to the wind quintet literature and his role as teacher of pupils including Franz Liszt, Hector Berlioz and César Franck. He was also an accomplished theorist, and wrote several treatises on various aspects of composition.
Anton Reicha was born in Prague in 1770, passed through Austria and Germany, earning the friendship and respect of both Haydn and Beethoven along the way, and ended up as a professor of composition at the Paris Conservatory, where his students included Berlioz, Franck, Liszt, and Gounod. His music is mostly forgotten except for the wind quintets explored in the series of which this disc is a part, and even these, composed between 1810 and 1820, are rarely played - they are long, thickly textured, and technically difficult, all qualities that give wind players fits, and never give them a rest.
3 Wind Quintets (Reicha, Anton). As Dedicatee (3). Works dedicated to: Reicha, Anton. 6 Trios and 6 Quartets, O. (Dauprat, Louis-François). W. 3 Wind Quintets, O. 6 (Danzi, Franz). Books (4). Books by: Reicha, Anton.
Quintet, Op. 43: II. Menuet. By Carl Nielsen - Westwood Wind Quintet & Carl Nielsen. Anton Reicha Woodwind Quintets Vol. 10. 2009. Reicha: Woodwind Quintets, Volume 5. 2005. Reicha: Woodwind Quintets, Volume 4. 2008.
CD 1. Antonín Reicha Composer. Woodwind Quintet in F-, O. 9, N. Work. Albert Schweitzer Quintet Ensemble. Henri Brod: Wind Quintets O. Albert Schweitzer Quintet. Naxos featured album.
3. Wind Quintet In D Major, Op. 91, No. 3: Minuetto: Allegro vivo. 4. 3: Finale: Allegretto. 5. Wind Quintet In E Flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2: Lento - Allegro moderato. 6. 2: Minuetto: Allegretto. 7. 2: Poco andante grazioso. 8. 2: Finale: Allegro moderato. 9. Wind Quintet In F Major: Introduction: Adagio - Allegro moderato. Wind Quintet In F Major: Andante.