Dvorak, Chamber music arranged for wind quintet - Ma'alot Quintet
Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
Four Slavonic Dances (1878/1886) Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" (1893) Bagatelles for 2 Violins, Cello and Harmonium, Op. 47/B 79 (1878)
All works arranged for wind quintet by Ulf-Guido Schäfer or Volker Grewel
Ma'alot Quintet Stephanie Winker - Flute Christian Wetzel - Oboe Ulf-Guido Schäfer - Clarinet Volker Grewel - Horn Volker Tessmann - Bassoon (This German quintet takes its name from the common name of psalms 120-134, the "Psalms of Ascent".)
Except for an angry (and, with respect to the misrepresentations of the artists' statements in the booklet, pretty annoying) review in Fanfare this recording has had a rather enthusiastic welcome by the critics. I think that especially the arrangement of the "American" quartet, which is so frowned upon by the Fanfare critic, works very well.