Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet performs third movement of Nielsen Quinet Op. 43
The Quintet's latest recording, MLÁDÍ, (BIS recordings) features three composers born in what is now the Czech Republic: Anton Reicha, Bohuslav Martinů, and Leoš Janáček. The Quintet is joined by Hendrik Heilmann, Piano; Manfred Preis, Bass Clarinet.
The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet's latest recording entitled "Danses et Divertissements" (BIS 1532) features music of Taffanel, Jolivet, Tomasi, and the quintet for piano and winds by Poulenc (with Stephen Hough). It has already garnered exceptional praise:
"Poulenc's lyricism is treated with sensitivity and discretion, neither over-egged nor undernourished. Moments where the music might threaten to sound portentious are poignantly voiced. And there is ample wit and levity, Hough's lithe playing complementing the zest of the wind instruments in those passages in all three movements where the music irrepressibly bubbles along. This entire recital ... is perfomed with virtuosity and iridescent colour." Daily Telegraph,London 07/2009
"the nimbleness of their playing is undeniably jaw dropping"
Classic FM, 10/09
Following the recent retirement of founding bassoonist Henning Trog, the quintet is delighted to announce that their Berlin Philharmonic bassoon colleague Marion Reinhard has accepted their invitation to join the quintet in Henning's place. They return to North America twice next year, in both Spring and Fall 2010.