Friday, 7 August 2009

Woodwind Treasures - Westwood Wind Quintet

The Westwood Wind Quintet (of Los Angeles) was founded in 1959 and performed actively for close to 40 years. This CD is made from recordings in 1971 and 1981.

Woodwind Treasures

Westwood Wind Quintet
John Barcellona (Flute 1981), Gretel Shanley (Flute 1971), David Atkins (Clarinet 1971 & 1981), Peter Christ (Oboe 1971 & 1981), Robert Henderson (French Horn 1971), Calvin Smith (French Horn 1981), Kay Brightman (Bassoon 1971), Kenneth Meyer (Bassoon 1981)

August Klughardt (1847-1902)
Wind Quintet in C, Op. 79 (1901)

Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
Opus Number Zoo, for speaker & wind quintet (1951/1970)

George Heussenstamm (b.1926)
Seven Etudes, for oboe, clarinet & bassoon, Op. 77 (1964)

Boris Pillin (b.1940)
Scherzo for Wind Quartet

Robert Linn (1925-1999)
Quintet for Winds (1963)

Herman Stein (1915-2007)
Sour Suite, for wind quintet (1968)

First recordings of all works except the quintet by August Klughardt


  1. Thank you, Anchusa! The cover looks like where I'm going... so hopefully the music will match! :)

  2. Thanks for this Anchusa, although by the cover I was expecting more of a "rural" or "bucolic" feel and it was a bit more "urban" than that ;) So maybe I'll try something else for my country voyage... :)

  3. I was afraid you would find a certain mismatch there! But then not a lot of "serious" music composed in the second half of last century has much of a rural or bucolic feel to it.
    The next post will offer more in that vein, I think.

  4. Yes, you've got to admit that that cover is pretty damned misleading! :-) Unless, of course, there's a gold mining industrial wasteland at that rainbow's end... Okay, better luck next time for me ;-)

  5. My old links are long dead, of course, but here's a new lossless rip: