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20th Century Chamber Works for Winds - works by Ligeti, Barber, Nielsen, Hindemith, Janacek / London Winds

Album Summary

>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
>Barber, Samuel : Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31
>Nielsen, Carl : Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
>Hindemith, Paul : Kleine Kammermusik, for wind quintet, Op. 24/2
>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet, JW 7/10
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

London Winds was founded by Michael Collins in 1988, bringing together some of Britain's finest wind players to form this excellent woodwind quintet. London Winds have been praised by BBC Music for their "technical accomplishment, expressive commitment, and warmth of timbre," and the Michael Collins has the distinction of having been the most frequently invited wind soloist to the BBC Proms, including several appearances at the Last Night of the proms and has become a highly regarded conductor, taking the position of Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia in 2010. London Winds has performed a widely varied repertoire, ranging from such traditional faire as the music of Carl Maria von Weber to the more radical sounds of Schoenberg and Berio, and, in the present recording, performs the music of two generations of master composers: Hindemith, Nielsen, Janácek, Barber and Ligeti.

Gramophone Magazine, November 2015
There's plenty of personality in the playing here, with much wit in the Allegro ben moderato and the charming minuet... London Winds deliver an exuberant account, surpassing my previous favourite, the Michael Thompson Wind Quintet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampste (05/28/2015-05/29/2015).



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>Ligeti, György : Bagatelles (6) for wind quintet
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Ensemble: London Winds
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 (05/28/2015-05/29/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Barber, Samuel : Summer Music, for wind quintet, Op. 31
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Ensemble: London Winds
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 (05/28/2015-05/29/2015)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Nielsen, Carl : Quintet for Winds, Op. 43
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Ensemble: London Winds
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 (05/28/2015-05/29/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1922

>Hindemith, Paul : Kleine Kammermusik, for wind quintet, Op. 24/2
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Ensemble: London Winds
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 (05/28/2015-05/29/2015)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1922

>Janácek, Leos [Composer] : Mládí (Youth), suite for wind sextet, JW 7/10
  • Conductor: Michael Collins
  • Ensemble: London Winds
  • Notes: Church of St. Jude-on-the-Hill, Central Square, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 (05/28/2015-05/29/2015)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1924