Sunday, 29 December 2013

Harmoniemusiken (Nicolai, Mozart, Bizet)
Albert Schweitzer Oktett

Three arrangements of opera excerpts for woodwind ensembles, 
by Andreas N. Tarkmann

Georges Bizet: Carmen (for nonet)
Otto Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (for octet)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Titus (for sextet)

Albert Schweitzer Oktett

Recorded in 1997 - CD is out of print (or very nearly so).

With my best wishes for the New Year!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Mozart, Gran Partita
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Serenade in B flat for 13 Wind Instruments K361 'Gran partita'

Wind Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (on period instruments), directed by Anthony Halstead

Recorded 11-13 April 1997 in All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London

Cover CD of BBC Music Magazine Vol. VI No. 2 (October 1997)


Sunday, 7 July 2013

Mozart & Contemporaries - Stadler Trio

Mozart & Contemporaries

Stadler Trio: Eric Hoeprich, Carles Riera and Albert Gumí
playing on three bassett horns by Theodor Lotz from around 1790

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento No. 2, KV 439b
Antonio Salieri - Excerpts from Palmira, Regina di Persia (arr. Anton Stadler)
Anton Stadler - Allemante, Masur and Allegretto
Georg Druschetzky - Allegro moderato, Menuetto (Allegretto), Andante, Allegretto (Scherzando) and Allegro
Vicente Martin i Soler - Excerpts from Una Cosa Rara
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Adagio KV 580a for clarinet and three bassett horns (fragment, completed by Franz Beyer; with Robert Sebesta)
Vojtech Nudera - Divertimento

Recorded in 1998 - OOP

(Long time no rip, I know. But the radio broadcasts weren't all that popular, and I had trouble finding an interesting woodwind CD that was out of print. Thanks to Bas for the inspiration!)

BTW, I had to take down a number of old links when RS limited its free storage space to 5 GB a while ago. Please feel free to ask for re-ups!