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Marlboro Fest 40th Anniversary - Barber, Nielsen, Hindemith


Release Date: 07/01/1991 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 46250   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Samuel BarberPaul HindemithCarl Nielsen
Performer:  Elaine DouvasJoaquin ValdepeñasStefanie PrzybylskaRobin Graham,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The fortieth anniversary of the Marlboro Festival proceeds with the second installment of CD reissues, notably these wind-music recordings which have previously been available only by mail order... The Barber-Nielsen-Hindemith CD is conflated from two more MRS LP/cassette issues: Barber and Hindemith from MR/MRSC-15, Nielsen from MR/MRSC-5, respectively issued in 1983 and 1981, although the Nielsen was recorded as long ago as 1971. Samuel Barber's Summer Music, in this conscientious account, will make its whole effect upon those previous to this composer's music. The Nielsen quintet has its classicism emphasized by a quickish-tempo'd tightly phrased performance, polished and exciting, full as it should be of well-aimed instrumental Read more characterization. Paul Hindemith's 1957-58 octet quite simply gets the best performance in its regrettably exiguous discographic history, muscular and finely focused. No wind music fancier should be without this CD.

-- John Wiser, FANFARE [1/1991] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Summer Music, Op. 31 by Samuel Barber
Performer:  Elaine Douvas (Oboe), Joaquin Valdepeñas (Clarinet), Stefanie Przybylska (Bassoon),
Robin Graham (French Horn), Susan Rotholz (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
2.
Octet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Violin, 2 Violas, Cello and Double Bass by Paul Hindemith
Performer:  Gail Kruvand (Double Bass), Siegfried Palm (Cello), Toby Hoffman (Viola),
Patricia Rogers (Bassoon), Victoria Eisen (French Horn), Todd Phillips (Violin),
Paul Neubauer (Viola), Theresa Tunnicliff (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957-1958; Switzerland 
3.
Quintet for Winds, Op. 43 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  William Winstead (Bassoon), Richard Solis (French Horn), Paula Robison (Flute),
Joseph Turner (Oboe), Larry Combs (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Denmark 

Sound Samples

Summer Music, Op. 31
I - Allegro ben moderato
II - Menuet
III - Praeludium: Adagio-Tema con variazioni
I - Breit: Mässig schnell
II - Varianten: Mässig bewegt
III - Langsam
IV - Sehr lebhaft
V - Fuge und drei altmodische Tanze: Walzer, Polka, Galopp

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