Friday, 20 February 2009

Ravel & Debussy - Calefax Reed Quintet

Claude Debussy

Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113
Arranged by Raaf Hekkema

Six épigraphes antiques
Arranged by Eduard Wesly

Couperin - Ravel
Arranged by Alban Wesly

Maurice Ravel

Le tombeau de Couperin, for piano
Arranged by Raaf Hekkema

Calefax Reed Quintet
Ivar Berix, clarinet
Raaf Hekkema, saxophone
Jelte Althuis, bass clarinet
Alban Wesly, bassoon
Eduard Wesly, oboe

Recorded in June 1995

An unusual combination of instruments, producing a beautiful sound. I recommend to check out the group's wonderful interpretation of Jean-Philippe Rameau's "Nouvelles Suites" and the samples on their own website (