Sunday, 1 August 2010

Brod, Wind Quintets op. 2
Albert Schweitzer Quintett

Henri Brod (1801-1838)
Wind Quintets op. 2

Albert Schweitzer Quintett

Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn & basson in E flat major, Op. 2/1
Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn & basson in F major, Op. 2/2
Quintet for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn & basson in C major, Op. 2/3

Out of print

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Piazzolla, Estaciones Porteñas, etc
Ma’alot Quintet

Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992)

Chamber music arranged for wind quintet

Estaciones Porteñas (1965-70)
Tango Ballet (1956)
Histoire du Tango (1986)
Four for Tango (1987) (*)

Ma’alot Quintet:
Stephanie Winker (flute), Christian Wetzel (oboe), Ulf-Guido Schäfer (clarinet), Volker Grewel (horn), Volker Tessmann (bassoon)

All arrangements by Ulf-Guido Schäfer [except (*) by Volker Grewel]

Another fine CD that looks like it's on the brink of going out of print!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

20th century woodwind & reed music
taster collection 2

Eastern Winds - Anthony Iannaccone - Parodies for Woodwind Quintet: Rag

Violetas Visinskas, Liutauras Vebra, lgirdas Doveika, Mindaugas Gecevicius & Jonas Lesys - Arvydas Malcys - Supper for Five

Belgian Wind Quintet - Claude Arrieu - Wind Quintet in C

The University of Georgia Woodwind Quartet - Elliott Carter - Fantasy (from Eight Etudes and a Fantasy)

Phoebus Quintett - Ferenc Farkas - Lavottiana for Woodwind Quintet: Lassú verbunk és figura

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Wind Quintet - Henning Wellejus - Quintet

Deutsches Saxophon-Ensemble - Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther (arr. by Arthur Frackenpohl)

Equinox Chamber Players - John Lampkin - Migrations: Salmon

Dorian Wind Quintet - Lee Hoiby - Diversions for Wind Quintet: Promenade

The Chicago Chamber Musicians - Paul Pierné - Bucolique variée

Royal Wind Quintet Stockholm - Thierry Escaich - Trois instants fugitifs: I. Prestissimo con fuoco

Imani Winds - Wayne Shorter - Terra Incognita

Total playing time 1:19:11

The first taster collection can be found here:

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Bohemian Serenade (Smetana, Triebensee, Krommer) - Bläsersolisten der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie

Böhmische Serenade

Bläsersolisten der Deutschen Kammerphilharmonie
Silke Avenhaus, piano

Bedrich Smetana: Harmoniemusik from "The Bartered Bride" arranged by Andreas N. Tarkmann
Seht am Strauch die Knospen springen (opening chorus)
Mit der Mutter sank zu Grabe (duet)
Mein lieber Schatz, nun aufgepaßt (duet)
Überleg Dir's Marie, bedenk es dir (sextet)
Weiß ich doch eine, die hat Dukaten (duet)
Dance of the Comedians

Joseph Triebensee: Concertino in E flat for piano and winds
Andante con variazione
Menuetto: Allegretto

Franz Krommer: Wind Octet/Partita in F, op. 57
Allegro vivace
Minuetto: Presto
Alla Polacca

Recorded in 2001
CD out of print

Thursday, 14 January 2010

Wind Trios (Haydn, Triebensee, Went, Beethoven, Wranitzky) - Novak Trio

Wind Trios: Haydn, Triebensee, Went, Beethoven, Wranitzky
(Treasures from the Český Krumlov Castle)

Novák Trio:
Gabriela Krčková (oboe), Štěpán Koutník (clarinet), Vladimír Lejčko (bassoon)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Divertimento in G (originally for viola, violin and cello)

Josef Triebensee (1772-1846)
Trio in F

Jan/Johann Nepomuk Went (1745-1801)
Trio in B flat

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Trio in C, Op. 87

Anton Vranický/Wranitzky (1761-1820)
Trio in C

Except for Haydn's divertimento, all trios were originally written for two oboes and English horn and are being played here on oboe, clarinet and bassoon in arrangements by Vladimir Lejčko.

Recorded in 1995
CD out of print

Divertimento 'Chorale St. Antoni'
(Haydn, Reicha, Danzi, Lickl) -
Stuttgarter Bläserquintett

Joseph Haydn
Divertimento (Feldparthie) for 2 oboes, 2 horns, 3 bassoons & serpent* in B flat major ("Chorale St. Antoni"), H. II/46
Allegro con spirito 3:43
Chorale St. Antoni 2:42
Menuetto & Trio 2:07
Rondo. Allegretto 1:56

Anton Reicha
Woodwind Quintet in E flat major, Op. 88/2
Lento. Allegro moderato 5:27
Scherzo: Allegro 2:44
Andante grazioso 3:14
Finale: Allegro molto 2:48

Franz Danzi
Quintet for winds No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 56/1
Allegretto 5:23
Andante con moto 3:39
Menuetto: Allegretto 2:09
Allegro 2:25

Johann Georg Lickl
Quintetto Concertante for winds in F major
Allegro 5:59
Menuetto 4:25
Adagio 6:14
Polacca 3:55

Stuttgarter Bläserquintett:
Willy Freivogel - Flöte, Sigurd Michael - Oboe, Rainer Schumacher - Klarinette, Friedhelm Pütz – Horn, Hermann Herder- Fagott

First published by Pilz in 1989; this CD is from 1991 and out of print.

* Yes, that's more instruments than one would expect to be played by a quintet. Don't ask me! All I can say is that the Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet and the Quintett Wien achieve the same miraculous feat.

And if you think that "chorale" theme sounds somehow familiar but can't quite place it, check here.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Elsewhere in the blogosphere

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