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The Sylvan Winds Perform Music of the Gilded Age


Release Date: 01/08/2019 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 1755  
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsThéodore DuboisCharles Édouard LefebvrePoldowski,   ... 
Performer:  Nancy BelmontBoris BaevMark DoverEric Davis,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The tradition of performing the repertoire on this recording came directly from French wind instrumentalists who were brought to New York in 1905 by Walter Damrosch to join the New York Symphony. The arrival of these performers, trained at the Paris Conservatory, was a turning point in the development of woodwind playing in this country. Flutist Georges Barrère was a key figure in this evolution. He became a tireless advocate of the music of his adopted country, insisting that all programs of his Wind Ensemble include at least one American work. He consistently promoted new repertoire and was responsible for the premières of more than 150 works. The Sylvan Winds are heirs to this rich heritage, one established by Read more Barrère and his French colleagues, and are dedicated to preserving and continuing it. This recording will help listeners to appreciate our inherited classical music tradition. The Sylvan Winds, established in 1982, are an integral part of New York City's cultural offerings and have earned both critical and audience acclaim for their spirited performances and innovative programming.

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REVIEW:

The Sylvan Winds capture the spirit of the music and its period with neatly sculpted phrases and clean technique. They make good cases for each neglected composer; and the arranged pieces sparkle with color and humor. Woodwind fans will find a lot to enjoy.

– American Record Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Feuillet d'album in B flat major for Piano 4 hands, Op. 81 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Nancy Belmont (Bassoon), Boris Baev (Oboe), Mark Dover (Clarinet),
Eric Davis (Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
2.
Suite for Winds no 2 by Théodore Dubois
Performer:  Mark Dover (Clarinet), Diva Goodfriend-Koven (Flute), Nancy Belmont (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; France 
3.
Suite for Wind Quintet No. 2, Op. 122 by Charles Édouard Lefebvre
Performer:  Nicholas Gallas (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
4.
Suite Miniature for Wind Quintet by Poldowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
5.
Fantasia con Fuga for Wind Septet, Op. 28 by Edouard Flament
Performer:  Boris Baev (Oboe), Nancy Belmont (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
6.
The Lake at Evening, Op. 5v by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Nancy Belmont (Bassoon), Boris Baev (Oboe), Mark Dover (Clarinet),
Eric Davis (Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
7.
Miniatures for Wind Quintet by William Grant Still
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
8.
Folk Suite no 4 by William Grant Still
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
9.
Richmond Rag by May Aufderheide
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
Period: Modern 
10.
That Poker Rag by Charlotte Blake
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds
11.
Gravel Rag by Charlotte Blake
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sylvan Winds

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