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German Wind Quintets - Works by Klughardt; Hindemith; Eisler & Stockhausen / Aquilon Quintet

Album Summary

>Klughardt, August : Wind quintet in C, Op 79
>Hindemith, Paul : Kleine Kammermusik, for wind quintet, Op. 24/2
>Eisler, Hanns : Divertimento for wind quintet, Op. 4
>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Adieu, for wind quintet
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Homogeneity, precision, expression, and effortlessness are words that come to mind where the five musicians of the Aquilon Quintet are concerned. After several successes at the most important international wind quintet competitions (Henri Tomasi in 2003 and ARD Munich in 2006), the musicians were celebrated as the Best Ensemble in 2007 by the Festival Mecklenburg Vorpommern, and as Rising Stars for the 2008/09 season.

Expedition Audio Recommended
The playing of the Aquilon Quintet is of the highest order. Their finely nuanced performances are balanced, homogeneous and dead-on in tune. This is an obligatory acquisition for wind players and anyone who appreciates wind music performance of the highest order. Music practically anyone would enjoy, the Klughardt and Hindemith works make up nearly forty minutes of the program. If you enjoyed those samples and the Stockhausen didn't scare you away, go for it. ... read more ...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Siemensvilla, Berlin (08/13/2012-08/16/2012).



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Works Details

>Klughardt, August : Wind quintet in C, Op 79
  • Conductor: Clement Mao-Takacs
  • Ensemble: Quintette Aquilon
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (08/13/2012-08/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Hindemith, Paul : Kleine Kammermusik, for wind quintet, Op. 24/2
  • Conductor: Clement Mao-Takacs
  • Ensemble: Quintette Aquilon
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (08/13/2012-08/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Eisler, Hanns : Divertimento for wind quintet, Op. 4
  • Conductor: Clement Mao-Takacs
  • Ensemble: Quintette Aquilon
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (08/13/2012-08/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1923

>Stockhausen, Karlheinz : Adieu, for wind quintet
  • Conductor: Clement Mao-Takacs
  • Ensemble: Quintette Aquilon
  • Notes: Siemensvilla, Berlin (08/13/2012-08/16/2012)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966