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Blow The Wind Northerly / Stevenson Winds

Francaix / Stevenson Winds
Release Date: 03/05/2013 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 6209   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean FrançaixLeos JanácekGideon Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stevenson Winds
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These are highly engaging works of immediate melodic appeal and clever harmonic twists and turns in which every instrument gets a chance to shine. In Françaix's clever suite "Le Gay Paris", the trumpet is the star and beautifully played, and the concluding "Galop" with its chromatic runs and carnival atmosphere is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face every time. Françaix's "Seven Dances" from the ballet “The Misfortunes of Sophie” is a longer suite, and as enjoyable as the Serenades and German Dances of Mozart by way of the French cabaret. Janacek's "Youth Suite" is played with equally great aplomb. The Stevenson Winds bring out that exotic Moravian rhythmic appeal other performances Read more of this piece often lack. All in all an exciting and thoroughly enjoyable album.

- Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Les malheurs de Sophie: Dances (7) by Jean Françaix
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stevenson Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
2.
Le gay Paris by Jean Françaix
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stevenson Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; France 
3.
Youth by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stevenson Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Brno, Czech Republic 
4.
Divertimento for 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns by Gideon Klein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stevenson Winds
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Bohemia 

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