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Winds & Piano / Les Vents Francais


Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4623185   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Francis PoulencJeanne-Louise FarrencAlbert RousselAndré Caplet,   ... 
Performer:  Gilbert AudinPaul MeyerFrançois LeleuxEric Le Sage,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Les Vents Français have been described as “the wind-quintet equivalent of a supergroup”. The ensemble’s five members – Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Francois Leleux, Gilbert Audin and Radovan Vlatkovi?, all world-renowned soloists in their own right – are joined by pianist Eric Le Sage for a fascinating 3-CD programme of chamber music that spans three centuries and the French, Austro-German and Russian repertoires.

Gramophone Editor's Choice: "This is a positive dream team, who not only capture the music's individual spirit but also clearly enjoy doing so...A compelling compendium of creative variety unified by matchless musicianship."


Les Vents Français have been described as “the wind-quintet equivalent of a supergroup”. The ensemble’s five members – Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Francois Leleux, Gilbert Audin and Radovan Vlatkovi?, all world-renowned soloists in their own right – are joined by pianist Eric Le Sage for a fascinating 3-CD programme of chamber music that spans three centuries and the French, Austro-German and Russian repertoires.

Gramophone Editor's Choice: "This is a positive dream team, who not only capture the music's individual spirit but also clearly enjoy doing so...A compelling compendium of creative variety unified by matchless musicianship."
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sextet for Piano, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Gilbert Audin (Bassoon), Paul Meyer (Clarinet), François Leleux (Oboe),
Eric Le Sage (Piano), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1939; France 
2.
Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 40 by Jeanne-Louise Farrenc
Performer:  Gilbert Audin (Bassoon), Paul Meyer (Clarinet), François Leleux (Oboe),
Eric Le Sage (Piano), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851-1852; France 
3.
Divertimento for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 6 by Albert Roussel
Performer:  Gilbert Audin (Bassoon), Paul Meyer (Clarinet), François Leleux (Oboe),
Eric Le Sage (Piano), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; France 
4.
Quintet for Piano and Winds by André Caplet
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Eric Le Sage (Piano), François Leleux (Oboe),
Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Gilbert Audin (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1898-1900; France 
5.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn), Eric Le Sage (Piano), François Leleux (Oboe),
Paul Meyer (Clarinet), Gilbert Audin (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Quintet for Piano, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn in E flat major, Op. 16 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Eric Le Sage (Piano), François Leleux (Oboe), Paul Meyer (Clarinet),
Gilbert Audin (Bassoon), Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet in B flat major, Op. 6 by Ludwig Thuille
Performer:  Gilbert Audin (Bassoon), Paul Meyer (Clarinet), François Leleux (Oboe),
Eric Le Sage (Piano), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
8.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in B flat major by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud (Flute), Eric Le Sage (Piano), Paul Meyer (Clarinet),
Gilbert Audin (Bassoon), Radovan Vlatkovic (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Vents Français
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 

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