Hidden Gems for Reed Quintet | Pentatone PTC5186696

Hidden Gems for Reed Quintet

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186696

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 20th April 2018

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About

Calefax is an internationally acclaimed ensemble of reed players renowned for performing their own arrangements and newly commissioned compositions for the unique combination of oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon. Switching genres and periods with consummate ease, this adventurous new release for Pentatone from the reed quintet Calefax is a superb collection of well-honed arrangements of less familiar works, all played with the ensembleís customary verve, passion, and mellow sound. From the frothy virtuosity of Corelli and Locatelli to the haunting beauty of Gesualdo, Satie, and the heartfelt introspection of Nina Simone, itís an astonishingly varied and intriguing programme. As well as pieces by Franck and JanŠček, it includes one commission, Look for Me by Nico Muhly, based on an American folk song, and an arrangement of the Chinese popular song Er Quan Ying Yue. All these pieces have regularly featured in Calefaxís concerts and they fully showcase the ensembleís versatility and mastery.

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