Hindemith: Wind Sonatas

Release Date: 4/23/2021
Catalog Number: 504441
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Vent Français
Number of Discs: 1

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Each of the five members of wind 'supergroup' Les Vent Français, partnered by pianist Eric le Sage, plays a sonata written by Paul Hindemith in the dramatic years between 1936 and 1943 - compact, lucid and engaging works for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and alto horn. "These Hindemith sonatas are a great asset to the wind repertory," says oboist François Leleux. "Hindemith took a very particular approach to each instrument, with a wonderful sense for it's individual sound."

 

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With top-notch sound, Les Vents Français, with Le Sage’s masterly accompaniments, are the pick of the crop: Vive Les Vents’ Hindemith!

 

– Gramophone (Editor's Choice, June 2021)


Partnered by the pianist Eric Le Sage, the members of the quintet Les Vents Français, all of them front-rank soloists in their own right, give fabulously fluent performances of pieces that they have probably known since they were students. But it’s the four-movement Tenor Horn Sonata that’s the real treasure here. Vlatković reveals it to be a work of unexpected beauty and depth.

 

– Guardian (UK)

Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Flute and Piano in B flat major by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Vent Français
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936 ; Germany
2. Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Vent Français
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Switzerland
3. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in B flat major by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Vent Français
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939 ; Switzerland
4. Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Vent Français
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938 ; Switzerland
5. Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano in E flat major by Paul Hindemith
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Vent Français
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943 ; USA
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