Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Lachner, Octet & Nonet - Consortium Classicum

Franz Lachner (1803-1890)

Nonet in F major (1875)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass
I. Andante. Allegro moderato
II. Menuetto (Allegro moderato)
III. Adagio
IV. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)

Octet in B flat major, op. 156 (published in 1850)
for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons (with double bass ad lib.)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo (Allegro assai)
IV. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)

Consortium Classicum
Dieter Klöcker

Recorded in 1974
Published on CD in 2002
Out of print

Saturday, 25 July 2009

20th century woodwind & reed music
taster collection

A bagful of short(-ish) compositions and arrangements for woodwind and reed instruments by 20th century composers

Amstel Saxophone Quartet - Arvo Pärt - Fratres
Aurelia Saxophone Quartet - George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Borealis Wind Quintet - George Gershwin - Bess You Is My Woman Now
Dorian Wind Quintet - Lalo Schifrin - La Nouvelle Orleans
East Winds - Malcolm Arnold - Allegro con brio (Shanties for Wind Quintet)
Leta Miller et al - Henry Cowell - Heroic Dance
Quinteto de Vientos Argos - Gerardo Gandini - Double para quinteto de vientos
Reykjavik Wind Quintet - Atli Petersen - Blasarkvintett (Wind Quintet)
Scandinavian Wind Quintet - Per Norgard - Whirl's World
Swedish Wind Ensemble - Hugo Alfvén - Vallflickans dans (from Bergakungen Suite)
The Caliban Quartet - Duke Ellington - Caravan
The Chicago Chamber Musicians - Darius Milhaud - Pastorale

Total playing time 1:19:30

Perhaps I should mention that ....

There was a young fellow called Max
Who kept all his music as Flacs.
He lacked any empathy,
For the old MP3 ...
That's why he missed many good tracks.