26. September 2014 · Comments Off on Carion Plays Nielsen · Categories: Videos, WWQuintet

I posted a snippet before. Now there’s this! Bravo!

Denmark’s best known woodwind quintet CARION celebrates Denmark’s best known composer’s 150th anniversary with this brand new recording his masterpiece – Quintet op. 43

Recorded in Carlsberg Museum (Old Glyptothek), Copenhagen

Dora Seres, flute
Egils Upatnieks, oboe/english horn
Eg?ls Š?fers, clarinet
David M.A.P. Palmquist, horn
Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon

www.carion.dk

12. May 2014 · Comments Off on O Sole Mio, Carion Style · Categories: WWQuintet

More from one of my favorite woodwind quintet groups, Carion!

07. May 2014 · Comments Off on Carion Plays Nielsen · Categories: Videos, WWQuintet

… not all of it … but here’s a snippet. I believe this will be on their upcoming DVD.

From the YouTube Page:
Denmark’s best known woodwind quintet CARION celebrates Denmark’s best known composer’s 150th anniversary with this brand new recording his masterpiece – Quintet op. 43

Recorded in Carlsberg Museum (Old Glyptothek), Copenhagen

Dora Seres, flute
Egils Upatnieks, oboe/english horn
Eg?ls Š?fers, clarinet
David M.A.P. Palmquist, horn
Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon

www.carion.dk

23. April 2014 · Comments Off on Afternoon Listening · Categories: Listen, WWQuintet

I just think this is nice to hear on a nice afternoon.

Gabriel Faure: Pavean
Carion (live)

23. April 2014 · Comments Off on Good Morning! · Categories: Listen, WWQuintet

How about we wake up to some Ligeti, played by the amazing group, Carion?

I’m not always one for movement and music, but this group SHOWS you what the music is doing. They are just incredible!

I would love to hear this group live and in person some day!

27. October 2012 · Comments Off on Ibert Allegro from trois pièces brèves · Categories: Videos, WWQuintet

Enjoy! I did.

Dóra Seres, flute
Egils Upatnieks, oboe
Egils Šefers, clarinet
David M.A.P. Palmquist, horn
Niels Anders Vedsten Larsen, bassoon

04. May 2012 · Comments Off on La Tortuga y la Liebre · Categories: Videos, WWQuintet

I don’t speak the language, but I can tell pretty much what’s going on with this one. (It helps to know the story, of course.) Very cute! It’s fun to hear the laughter, too ….

La Tortuga y Liebre by John Falcone
Quinteto de Viento Madera
Peter Pearse, Flauta
Juan Ferriol, Oboe
Iván Cuervo, Clarinete/Narrador
David Rosado, Trompa
John Falcone, Fagot

(Gee, I didn’t know “trompa” was horn … I would have guessed trumpet. Hmm.)

I’ve never been all that enthusiastic about woodwind quintet. I do apologize to all you WWQ lovers out there. The combination of the instruments just doesn’t do it for me (whatever “it” is), although I confess to having a ton of recordings of the combo. But for kiddie concerts I think it works very well. (You can tell, though, that the kids get restless as it goes along, and I don’t believe you are even hearing the work in its entirety. Gotta keep ’em a decent length for the kiddos!)

I have to memorize anything for this weekend’s Mahler 4 concert that has lovely command “Schalltrichter auf!” because I can’t see my music when I raise the oboe that high. But hey … how dare I whine, eh?

Ligeti Sechs Bagatellen played by Carion:

Movements 1 & 2:

Movements 3 & 4:

Movements 5 & 6:

I’ve played this (or at least I’ve attempted it. Who knows how we sounded … it’s been eons and I can’t remember! But Carion woodwind quintet does things by memory. And they move around.

Yeah, I’m impressed by their ability!

Or was that depressed about my inabilities?

Hmmm.

Pondering ….

31. October 2011 · Comments Off on Some Halloween Mussorgsky For You · Categories: Videos, WWQuintet

What would Halloween be without Night On Bald Mountain?

I Cinque Elementi Wind Quintet

From the YouTube info: I Cinque Elementi wind quintet live in Château Carbonnieux à Léognan
Mussorgsky: Night on the bald montain (our new arrangement for wind quintet and piano)