IGNAZ VON BEECKE (1733-1803): Piano Quintet in A Minor (BEEV 96), String Quartets in G (BEEV 127) and in C (BEEV 120).
Catalogue Number: 03U021
Reference: 777 682-2
Description: Although the surviving score and parts are not dated, the piano quintet’s galant style seems to point to the 1770s and is one of the earliest works of its genre in history. The (again undated) G major quartet is a five-movement work in good-humored divertimento style but the C major work, possibly from around 1780, is true chamber music with four equal voices. Diogenes Quartet, Andreas Kirpal (piano).