Northwind: Latvian Woodwind Quintets
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Cat No: LMIC050
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 28th April 2017
WorksPrelude and Pulsation
Sketches (2) for solo oboe
In Memory of a Friend
Music for Fleeting Birds
Preludes (4) on a theme by Alfreds Kalnins
Voice for solo clarinet
‘Even though for the past several years the Carion Quintet has had two wonderful Latvian musicians (Egils Sefers and Egils Upatnieks) as members, we have only recorded music by Danish and other Western European composers. We were therefore very pleased to respond to the invitation from Skani to compile a selection of works by Latvian composers for its series dedicated to Latvia’s centennial.
‘For this album we have selected and recorded what are, in our opinion, the very best of approximately twenty exceptional, noteworthy works by Latvian composers for woodwind quintet. It is possible, of course, that our decisions regarding these three composers were swayed by the teachers of our Latvian musicians - the oboist Vilnis Pelnens and the clarinetist Girts Paze were the first to perform these pieces and have thus largely influenced subsequent performances. But the music of Zemzaris, Plakidis and Vasks also appealed to us, as well as surprised us to some extent, because of how skillfully and yet differently each composer felt the unique colour and roles of the various wind instruments in an ensemble, how he appreciated the special texture and palette of the quintet. Also, how harmoniously the creative pursuits of these then still very young composers fit together here with their sense of beauty, taste and expression of genuine emotion. This is not simply well-written music for quintet; it is good music in and of itself.’ - Carion
Carion Quintet’s Nielsens Footsteps release in 2015 with Odradek label received 5-star reviews from BBC Music Magazine, Gramophone, was featured on BBC 3 and was chosen as top classical album of 2015 on iTunes.
‘Musically and interpretatively, the five musicians of Carion do more than justice to these composers. They are close to the original in almost all pieces, and they tell a story which is still too unknown to the listeners of Latvian composers that are much worth to listen to. Five stars.’ - Claus Friede, Kultur-Port.de, 28 April 2017
‘This is a varied program with some tone poems and more abstract Latvian works, excellently served by the ensemble Carion.’ - Norbert Tischer, Pizzicato.lu, 1 June 2017
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