Beethoven: Wind Quintet in B flat major

Beethoven’s String Quartets include some real gems that we wind players never get to fully enjoy. The idea for this arrangement – of using the wind quintet to bring out the already humoresque and expressive nuances of the Bb flat major quartet – was suggested to me by the violinist Linda Suolahti, and was commissioned by the 2019 Kokonainen Festival.