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Chamber music

Chamber music for wind instruments

Piano quintets were composed less frequently, but Mozart and Beethoven both wrote piano quintets for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon.

The first wind quintets (flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon) were written during the Classical period and composers still write for the combination.

Listen to this passage from the first of Ligeti’s Six Bagatelles for wind quintet:

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