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Les Vents Français

Chamber Music - Released March 29, 2019 | Warner Classics

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Ligeti, Nielsen & Dvorak : Woodwind Quintets

Ensemble Ouranos

Quintets - Released November 30, 2018 | NoMadMusic

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Graupner : Concertos & Overtures

Rien Voskuilen

Concertos for wind instruments - Released October 19, 2018 | Accent

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In 1709, the music-loving Landgraf Ernst Ludwig from Darmstadt had discovered Christoph Graupner as a harpsichordist at the Hamburg Opera in 1709 and had hired him on the spot. The Landgraf had made a real stroke of luck with Graupner, because he was not only an outstanding musician but also a perfect organizer of the courtly musical life and especially for the church music which had to be performed weekly. Over the years, more than 1,400 works of sacred music and more than 250 concertos and orchestral works have gathered from his pen and paper. L’arpa festante and Rien Voskuilen have put together an exquisite selection with orchestral music from this repertoire for the present album: two concertos for oboes and trumpets and two Ouvertures for transverse flute in the French style, probably all from the first half of the 1730’s. © Accent
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Tansman : Wind Concertos

Brian Schembri

Concertos for wind instruments - Released June 8, 2018 | CPO

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Alexandre Tansman's work has always been a melting-pot; crueller tongues might describe him as an epigone, which would be neither kind nor fair. Sure, Tansman absorbed Stravinsky, Martinů, Poulenc, Ravel, Gershwin, Milhaud and others: a real and immensely rich multiculturalism, which allows the attentive listener to quickly twig that the work isn't by any of the composers cited, and therefore can only be... Tansman. This discographic world-first brings us the Concert Suite for Oboe from 1966, as well as the Concertino for Oboe, Clarinet and String Orchestra from 1952, and the Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra from 1957, all works played by clarinettist Fabrizio Meloni and the oboist Diego Dini Ciacci, both soloists with the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala di Milano, given a most appropriate accompaniment here by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. It would be a real shame to miss out on these little pearls of finesse, spirit and also of unflagging rigour. © SM/Qobuz
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Penderecki : Concertos for Wind Instruments & Orchestra

Krzysztof Penderecki

Classical - Released July 8, 2016 | DUX

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Karol Beffa : Blow Up (Chamber music with winds)

Karol Beffa

Chamber Music - Released April 15, 2016 | Indésens

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L'arte dei piffari: Cornetts & Sackbuts in Early Baroque Italy

Ventosum Ensemble

Classical - Released July 31, 2015 | Pan Classics

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Händel: The Complete Solo Sonatas for Wind Instruments

Barthold Kuijken

Classical - Released June 15, 2015 | Accent

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Musique française pour trio d'anches

Ensemble Trielen

Chamber Music - Released April 21, 2015 | Ad Vitam records

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Jacques Ibert : Œuvres pour vents

Clément Mao-Takacs

Chamber Music - Released June 3, 2014 | Timpani

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Peter Maxwell Davies : Strathclyde Concertos 9 & 10

David Nicholson

Classical - Released January 1, 1997 | Naxos

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Elégie

Thomas Rüedi

Classical - Released December 23, 2013 | ObrassoRecords

Thomas Rüedi has long been an international euphonium artist, music pedagogue, arranger and composer. His passion for music developed at an early age. He was born in 1969 in Oberwil, near Berne, Switzerland, and began playing the euphonium at the age of 11. He soon showed a great affinity for the instrument which led to him winning many national solo prizes in his youth. Thomas Rüedi went on to study music at the University of Sheffield in England between 1991 and 1995, following degree courses in euphonium, conducting, composition and arranging. In 2000, he released his first record, Elégie. Thomas Rüedi was appointed musical director of Brassband Bürgermusik Luzern (1995-2002). Today he is euphonium and chamber music tutor at the Musikhochschule Luzern and Hochschule der Künste Bern. He is also active as a composer and arranger, having a particular interest in the enrichment of the euphonium repertoire 1 —don't forget his numerous arrangements of Swiss popular songs which have found an important place in the repertoire of the brass band. He also regularly performs with some of Switzerlands finest Symphony Orchestras, playing the tenor tuba and bass trumpet parts.
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P. Maxwell Davies : Strathclyde Concertos 3 & 4

Robert Cook

Classical - Released February 4, 1993 | Naxos

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Brass Pins

Brass Band Bürgermusik Luzern

Classical - Released January 30, 2013 | ObrassoRecords

Jean Françaix : Quintets - Quartet - Divertissement

Bergen Woodwind Quintet

Chamber Music - Released April 24, 2012 | BIS

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The chamber music of French composer Jean Françaix, whose career ran from the era of Les Six almost down to the present day, offers numerous small pleasures, of which this group of wind pieces, dating from 1927 to 1987, contains representative examples. The composer's style evolved only in details over that long period. Françaix's works are stylistically conservative, densely contrapuntal, yet light in mood and high-spirited like those of most of his French contemporaries. The wind writing here is quite difficult, and a pure delight to hear in the hands of Norway's Bergen Woodwind Quintet, whose endurance in producing clean lines of counterpoint over long stretches is impressive. They render colorful effects like the intentional squawking in the first movement of the Wind Quintet No. 1 (1948), which would seem jazz-like were the music not placed in a slightly different context, very skillfully. And as usual, the Hybrid Super Audio sound from BIS, whose engineers worked in a Protestant church in a small island town near Bergen, is strong enough to provide audiophiles with a reason for purchase all by themselves. Beyond those fortunate folk, this can be recommended to anyone wishing to sample the music of Françaix, an hour of which goes a long way.© TiVo
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Musique pour orchestre de vents (Volume 8)

The Royal Artillery Band

Classical - Released October 6, 2010 | Naxos

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Musique pour instruments à vent

Hartt School Wind Ensemble

Classical - Released February 24, 2009 | Naxos

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Urban Requiem

Youngstown State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Classical - Released June 24, 2008 | Naxos

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Musique pour orchestre de vents

Richard Shuster

Classical - Released April 29, 2008 | Naxos

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Flower of Cities All - Music in London 1580-1620

The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble

Classical - Released March 3, 2008 | Deux-Elles Limited

It's difficult to tell from the cover of this disc what you're getting inside, for it is neither a disc entirely by the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble nor a survey of music in London between 1580 and 1620. Actually, it's somewhere in between, and that makes it noteworthy. It's a sampling of music from the age of Elizabeth and James, tilted toward the music that might have been played by "waits," or civic musicians. As director and annotator William Lyons (who also arranged several of the pieces for this presentation) points out in the booklet, that encompasses quite a bit of music. There is no sacred polyphony here, and no madrigals sung in the usual multivoice way. But the waits could perform instrumental polyphony (presumably in open air), could accompany the singer of a madrigal or popular ballad, and could provide theater music. Those genres make up the bulk of the program, with keyboard pieces (including Byrd's charming The Bells) offering pauses from the brass sound. It's an odd but quite original perspective on the Golden Age of English music, favoring public music-making over the intimate madrigal and the drama embodied by the sacred music of the time. A few of the composers (Byrd, Dowland, Morley) are familiar names, but several (John Adson, William Wigthorpe) will be new to many hearers, and there are several anonymous pieces. The performances are excellent, with the brutally difficult cornett forced into strained intonations only in showy pieces (where they should be). Kudos to all involved for a fresh perspective on a familiar time.© TiVo