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Wind Quintets

This week we’ll explore some of the glorious music written for flute, clarinet, oboe, horn and bassoon.

 
Program 1

We begin our foray into the winds with the flute. The great Jean Baxtresser plays and explains. 

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “On A Branch Of A Big Tree” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Sewart, n.
Erato 97418
1:43
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Mozart: Flute Concerto #1 In G, K 313 
2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/Abbado; Pahud, fl.
EMI 57128
8:31
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8/Orchestral Excerpts for Flute
Baxtresser, Flute
Summit Record 159
1:08
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Ravel: Bolero/Orchestral Excerpts for Flute 
Baxtresser, Flute
Summit Record 159
1:08
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 3/Orchestral Excerpts for Flute
Baxtresser, Flute
Summit 159
1:03
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Ravel: Daphnis Et Chloë Suite #2 (excerpt)
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Bernstein; Julius Baker, Flute
Sony 60565
2:52
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Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano – 1. Allegro malinconico
Levine, Piano; Schulz, Flute
DG 427639
4:33
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Reicha: Quintet for Winds E flat, Op. 88 No. 2, Finale
The New York Woodwind Quintet
Boston Skyline 137
2:38
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Reicha: Quintet in a Minor, Op. 100, No. 5
I. Andante Con Variazioni
III, Minuetto, Allegro Vivo
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
9:59
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Cambini: Wind Quintet No. 3 In F Major
2: Larghetto Sostenuto
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1063
5:18
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Danzi: Quintet in e minor
I. Allegro Vivo
II. Minuetto Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
6:56
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Dvorák: Symphony No. 8 in G , Op. 88 (excerpt)
4. Allego Ma Non Troppo
NY Phil/Masur
Teldec 90847
1:54
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Program 2

On Tuesday an oboe comes waddling around, and John Mack teaches us a little something about how to tackle Tchaikovsky. 

Prokoviev: Peter and the Wolf: “Just Then A Duck Came Waddling Around” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
1:09
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Mozart: Oboe Concerto In C, K 314
3. Rondo: Allegretto
ASFM/Marriner; Holliger, oboe
Philips 446762
5:31
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, II/Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe
Mack, oboe
Summit Records 160
1:16
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F minor Opus 36
II. Andantino in modo di canzona
Philadelphia Orchestra/Muti; Woodhams, oboe
Brilliant Classics 99792
:54
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Rossini: Italian in Algiers/Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe
Mack, oboe
Summit Records 160
1:31
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Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin/Orchestral Excerpts for Oboe
Mack, oboe
Summit Records 160
1:31
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Ravel: Le Tombeau De Couperin
1. Prelude
Cleveland Orchestra/Boulez; Mack, oboe
Sony 45842
3:20
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Strauss: Don Juan, Op. 20 (excerpt)
CSO/Solti; Still, oboe
London/Decca 440618
3:16
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Briccialdi: Quintett, Op. 124 
2. Andante
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
4:33
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Pierné: Pastorale
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
3:19
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Taffanel: Bläserquintett – 1. Allegro con moto
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
9:37
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Foerster: Quintet in D Major, Op. 95
I. Allegro Moderato
Dorian Wind Quintet
Summit Records 513
4:08
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Janáček: Mladi (excerpt)
Netherlands Wind Ensemble
Chandos 9399
4:25
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Barrows: March
The New York Woodwind Quintet
Boston Skyline 138
2:15

Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata In D, Op. 166 – Andantino
Vogel, oboe; Pezzone. p.
Delos 3135
3:49
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Program 3

Join us on Wednesday, as we investigate the clarinet with the help of Bill and the stellar Larry Combs.

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “Suddenly Something Caught Peter’s Attention” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
:52
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Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A, K 622 – 2. Adagio
Cleveland Orchestra/Szell; Marcellus, cl.
Sony 86793
7:49
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 8/Orchestral Excerpts for Clarinet
Combs, cl.
Summit Records 161
1:37
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Beethoven: Symphony #8 In F, Op. 93 – 3. Tempo Di Menuetto (excerpt)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Solti
London/Decca 417765
1:29
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol/Orchestral Excerpts for Clarinet
Combs, cl.
Summit Records 161
2:05
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Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34, I & III (excerpt)
New York Phil/Bernstein; Drucker, cl.; John Corigliano, Sr., vn.
Sony 60737
:49
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Rachmaninov : Symphony #2 In E Minor, Op. 27 – 3. Adagio (excerpt)
Kirov Orchestra/Gergiev
Philips 438864
2:56
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Poulenc: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
2. Romanza. Très calme
Levine, p.; Leister, cl.
DG 427639
8:32
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Taffanel: Wind Quintet – 3. Vivace
Aulos-Bläser Quintet
Koch 310011
7:19
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Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2
1: Lustig
2: Walzer, Durchweg sehr leise
3: Ruhig und einfach, Achtel
4: Schnelle viertel; Sehr lebhaft
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
12:19
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Grainger: Walking Tune
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1962
3:54
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Program 4

On Thursday we investigate the bassoon, and David McGill shows us a thing or twenty about how to play this double-reeded beauty. 

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “Grandfather came out” (excerpt)
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
:52
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Mozart: Bassoon Concerto In B Flat, K 191
2. Andante Ma Adagio
3. Rondo
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy; Bernard Garfield, bassoon
Sony 62652
6:07; 4:37
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Mozart: Marriage of Figaro/Orchestral Excerpts for Bassoon 
David McGill, bassoon
Summit Records 162
3:29
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Ravel: Piano Concerto in G/Orchestral Excerpts for Bassoon
David McGill, bassoon
Summit Recoeds 162
1:03
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Ravel: Piano Concerto In G – 3. Presto (excerpts)
Montreal Symphony Orchestra/Dutoit
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, p.
Decca 452448
:27, :41 (excerpts)
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Stravinsky: Firebird – Lullaby (excerpt)
San Francisco Symphony Orchestra/Tilson Thomas; Paulson, bassoon; Grebanier, vc.
RCA 68898
3:45
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Nielsen: Quintet For Winds
1: Allegro ben moderato
2: Menuet
New York Woodwind Quintet
Boston Skyline 137
10:33
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Persichetti: Pastoral For Winds, Op. 21
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
5:53
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Bozza: Scherzo For Wind Quintet, Op. 48
Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet
BR 1062
2:36
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Samuel Barber: Summer Music
Prairie Winds
Albany 401
11:52
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Program 5

The horn is sometimes called the most difficult instrument in the orchestra, but don't worry, on Friday David Krehbiel offers helpful tips and tricks as we listen to all the greats. 

Prokofiev: Peter and The Wolf: “No Sooner Had Peter Gone”
Orchestre De L’Opera De Lyon/Nagano; Patrick Stewart, n.
Erato 97418
1:14
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Mozart : Horn Concerto #4 In E Flat Major, K. 495 – II. Romanza : Andante
Philharmonia Orchestra/Karajan; Dennis Brain, horn
EMI 06010
4:29
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Shostakovitch: Symphony No. 5/Orchestral Excerpts for Horn
David Krehbiel, horn
Summit Records 115
3:56
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Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5 In E Minor, Op. 64 – 2. Andante Cantabile, Con Alcuna Licenza
CSO/Abbado; Dale Clevenger, solo horn
Sony 87883
3:09
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Wagner: Siegfried – Act 2: Sc. 2B (excerpts)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra/Levine; Julie Landsman, solo horn
DG 471678
2:30 ; 1:16
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (excerpt)
III. Scherzo. Kräftig, nicht zu schnell
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra/Dudamel
DG 000983702
2:32 (excerpt)
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Françaix: Quintette À Vents
I. Andante tranquillo, Allegro assai
Prague Wind Quintet
Praga / Supraphon 110372-2
3:58
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Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Rubato : Lamentoso
III. Allegro grazioso
IV. Presto ruvido
V. Adagio Mesto (Bela Bartok in memorium)
VI. Molto vivace
Quintette à vent Claude Debussy
Itunes
11:33
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Paquito D’Rivera: Aires Tropicales: Alborada; Vals Venezolano
Imani Winds
Koch 7599
2:40
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Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orléans
Imani Winds
Koch 7599
7:16
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Darius Milhaud: La Chemineé du Roi Reneé
IV. La Maousinglade
V. Chasse a Valabre
Dorian Wind Quintet
Summit Records 513
3:58
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