New Classics of the Wind Quintet Repertoire

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Thursday, August 06, 2015

Luciano Berio (Eric Marinitsch/Universal Edition)

Well, we know what you're thinking – you're getting tired of putting on the same recordings of Barber's Summer Music, the Villa-Lobos Quintet, and by now you know pretty much all the Anton Reicha quintets by heart. Right about now, you're thinking "Aren't there any NEWER wind quintets that are destined to become classics?"

Well, we've got the show for you. Saddle up to have your faith in this unusual combination – flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and French horn – reinvigorated. We begin with Luciano Berio's stunning Riccorenze, performed by the stellar quintet The City of Tomorrow. We'll follow that with the Ten Pieces by Gyorgy Ligeti and a lesser-known quintet based on the image of the River Styx.

How are we going to round out such an intense program? How does a new David Lang quintet strike you? That's right, a David Lang woodwind quintet. You're welcome.


Hosted by:

Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett

Comments [1]

Andrew Conkling from Kalamazoo, MI, USA

Great selections, wow! Do you have a list of the pieces? I tried to pick them up, but all I got was Zehn Stücke by Ligeti, and I'm not sure who the third composer was. :)

Aug. 06 2015 04:04 PM

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