Morrison Artists Series: Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Indeed many listeners and critics agree that the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet. Its repertoire covers not only the entire spectrum of the wind quintet literature but also includes works for enlarged ensemble, including the sextets of Janáček and Reinecke, and the septets of Hindemith and Koechlin.
Manchester Evening News writes: “Arguably the best ensemble of its kind in the world.” The Washington Post writes: “It is rare to hear man perfectly integrated with music—when the two are so inextricably linked, so aware yet selfless, that distinctions between them are rendered meaningless. Such communion was achieved by the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. It was a concert not to be forgotten.”
- Mozart (1756–1791): Fantasy for mechanical organ, K. 608 (1791), arranged for wind quintet by Michael Hasel
- Aho (1949–): Windquintet (2006)
- Milhaud (1892–1974): La cheminée du roi René (1939)
- Nielsen (1865–1931): Quintet in A major, Op. 43 (1922)
- San Francisco Classical Voice, March 4, 2014
- Examiner.com, February 16, 2014
- SF State News, September 16, 2013
- San Francisco Classical Voice, August 13, 2013
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The Morrison Chamber Music Center is supported, in part, by a generous gift from the May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation.