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Beethoven composed his Woodwind Octet in E-flat Major shortly before he left his hometown of Bonn for Vienna.
The Beethovenfest takes place in Beethoven's home town of Bonn
Ensemble Zefiro performed the Octet in the La Redoute villa near Bonn as part of the 2007 Beethovenfest. The Italy-based group specializes in 18th century woodwind music and plays on original instruments or replicas of period instruments.