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“An enthralled crowd, listening agog to the amazing woodwind [quintet] from the Berlin Philharmonic, heard wind playing that was out of this world…Equally, however, the performance provided a unique opportunity for a microcosmic view of the philosophy and practice of the world’s most famous orchestra. Everything that you could see and hear, in intimate detail, that made this quintet so breathtakingly perfect, was a representation of the way the full band operates. An astonishing experience.” (The Herald, Glasgow)
An exquisite blend of wind instruments performing a selection of wind quintet pieces, the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, tonal spectrum, and conceptual unity. Indeed, many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind quintet, comprised of flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon. U-M Professor Martin Katz, one of the most sought-after collaborative pianists, joins the ensemble for the Poulenc Sextet.
Mozart: Fantasy for Mechanical Organ, K. 608 (arr. M Hasel)
Kalevi Aho: Windquintet (2006)
Ibert: Trois pieces breves (1939)
Milhaud: La cheminee du roi Rene (1939)
Poulenc: Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano (1939)