Jed Wentz

Biography

Born: July 1, 1960; New Brighton, PA  
Jed Wentz began his career as a virtuoso flutist but gradually turned to conducting. He founded the early music ensemble Musica ad Rhenum (Music on the Rhine) and has appeared as soloist or conductor with them in numerous concerts throughout the world. Wentz has hardly abandoned the flute though -- or its early music counterparts like the traverso -- but he has, since the 1990s, focused more on the conducting side of his career and devoted much Read more time as well to the understanding and implementation of historically informed music practices. He is on the faculty of the Amsterdam Conservatory where he teaches traverso and is a frequent lecturer at London's Royal Academy of Music. As a soloist and conductor Wentz has made well over 20 recordings for a variety of labels, including Vanguard Classics, Brilliant Classics, and Challenge Classics. Among the most critically acclaimed are his sets of complete flute sonatas by J.S. Bach and Locatelli, both on Vanguard Classics.

Jed Wentz was born in New Brighton, PA, on July 1, 1960. He enrolled at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied flute, both modern and early models, with Robert Willoughby and Michael Lynn. He continued studies with Barthold Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of Music in the Hague, where he was awarded a soloist's diploma.

Wentz appeared regularly in the United States and Europe as a soloist and recitalist in the 1980s. His first recordings appeared in the early '90s, and include the aforementioned two-CD set of Bach sonatas, as well as the Concerto Alla Rustica and other concertos by Vivaldi. In 1992 Wentz founded the Holland-based Musica ad Rhenum, some of whose members appeared in those early recordings.

In the years following, both Wentz and his ensemble attracted much attention, regularly performing at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and other major venues in Holland, as well as at many European festivals and numerous locales in the United States. In 1995 the Fondazione Cini Venetia awarded Wentz a prize for the best recording of Italian music for his Locatelli sonatas disc. During the 1990s Wentz also busied himself writing: he authored a series of scholarly articles examining eighteenth century performance practices. In the new century he remained active as a conductor and soloist, as well as a teacher. Among his most later recordings is the 2006 release on Brilliant Classics of the complete flute sonatas of Michel Blavet. Read less
Bach In Berlin - Flute Music For Frederick The Great / Wentz
Release Date: 07/01/2003   Label: Challenge  
Catalog: 72076   Number of Discs: 1
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Biography

Born: July 1, 1960; New Brighton, PA  
Jed Wentz began his career as a virtuoso flutist but gradually turned to conducting. He founded the early music ensemble Musica ad Rhenum (Music on the Rhine) and has appeared as soloist or conductor with them in numerous concerts throughout the world. Wentz has hardly abandoned the flute though -- or its early music counterparts like the traverso -- but he has, since the 1990s, focused more on the conducting side of his career and devoted much Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Gravement
II. Gayement
III. Rondement
IV. Gayement
V. Gravement
VI. Vivement
VII. Air: Gracieusement
VIII. Gayement
IX. Prelude de M. Hotteterre
X. Allemande: Sans lenteur
XI. Courante I: Noblement
XII. Courante II: Un peu plus viste
XIII. Sarabande: Gravement
XIV. Gigue: Gayement
XV. Chaconne ou Passacaille: Moderement
XVI. Gavotte
XVII. Menuet
I. Gravement, et mesure
II. Vivement
III. Affectueusement
IV. Legerement
V. Gayement
VI. Air tendre
VII. Vivement, et marque
VIII. Allemande: Gracieusement
IX. Courante: Noblement
X. Courante II: Un peu plus vivement
XI. Sarabande: Gravement
XII. Gigue louree: Moderement
XIII. Gavote: Tendrement, sans lenteur
XIV. Rondeau: Affectueusement
XV. Bouree: Gayement - Double de la Bouree precedente
XVI. Passacaille: Noblement, et marque
I. Gravement
II. Vivement
III. Gravement, et marque
IV. Legerment
V. Rondement
VI. Vivement
VII. Prelude de M. Couperin
VIII. Allemande: Sans lenteur
IX. Courante
X. Courante II: Plus marquee
XI. Sarabande: Tendrement
XII. Bouree: Gayement
XIII. Gigue: D'une legerete moderee
XIV. Rondeau: Gayement
XV. Chaconne
XVI. Menuet
I. Gravement
II. Vivement
III. Gravement
IV. Vivement, et marque
V. Air: Gracieusement
VI. Air II
VII. Vravement et marque
VIII. Legerement
IX. Allemande: Noblement, et sans lenteur
X. Courante
XI. Courante II: Un peu plus gayement
XII. Sarabande: Tendrement
XIII. Rondeau: Gayement
XIV. Gigue: Affectueusement, quoy que legrement
I. Vivace
II. Allegro
I. Grave
II. Vivace
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
I. Largo - Vivace - Largo - Vivace
II. Allegro
I. Andante
II. Allegro
III. Presto
I. Presto - Largo - Presto - Largo
II. Allegro
III. Allegro
I. Dolce
II. Allegro
III. Spiritoso
I. Alla francese
II. Presto
I. Largo
II. Spirituoso
III. Allegro
I. Affetuoso
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Vivace
I. A tempo giusto
II. Presto
III. Moderato
I. Allegro
II. Adagio - Vivace
III. Allegro
I. Grave - Allegro - Grave - Allegro
II. Dolce
III. Allegro
IV. Presto


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