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CRYSTAL RECORDS ®

"Crystal is a unique and specialized label featuring outstanding soloists" – Fanfare

ANTON REICHA (1770-1836) "Reicha Quintets are symphonies in miniature...each is a masterpiece of the highest order...some of the finest music ever penned." Audiophile Audition. "Absolute masterpieces" Fanfare • "Glorious quintets. Westwood Wind Quintet has a standard of ensemble playing that is nothing short of breathtaking." Intl. Rcd. Review

24 Reicha Woodwind Quintets on 12 CDs: CD261: op. 88, #1&2 • CD262: op. 88, #3&4 • CD263: op. 88, #5&6 • CD264: op. 91, #1&2 • CD265: op. 91, #3&4 • CD266: op. 91, #5&6 • CD267: op. 99, #1&2 • CD268: op. 99, #3&4 • CD269: op. 99, #5&6 • CD270: op. 100, #1&2 • CD271: op. 100, #3&4 • CD272: op. 100, #5&6. $16.95 ea. or Box Set Special $128* all 12 CDs (13 hours of music)

SUSAN NIGRO, CONTRABASSOON. "a veritable Paganini of the contrabassoon. She can make her instrument sing like a nightingale" (Fanfare). Former contrabassoonist of the Chicago Symphony, she has 7 solo CDs, including the NEW Scott Joplin Rags (CD848). Hear these delightful Rags as never before! Other Nigro CDs: Bellissima: Rossini, Albinoni, Vivaldi, etc. (CD845);

Muradian Contrabassoon Concerto, etc. (CD346); Little Tunes for the Big Bassoon: Debussy, Cherubini, Schumann, Mancini, etc. (CD348)

ALAN HOVHANESS — "Beautiful sounds, unabashedly melodic...his music possesses instant appeal." New York Times Crystal has the largest collection of recordings of Hovhaness works conducted or supervised by Hovhaness, most with major British orchestras. A small sample (see web for many more): CD810 (pictured): And God Created Great Whales, Anahid, Elibris, Alleluia & Fugue, Concerto #8 for Orchestra. Philharmonia Orch. CD802: St. Vartan Symphony, "Artik" Horn Concerto. National Phil. of London & Israel Philharmonic. CD803: Majnun Symphony. National Phil. of London. CD804: Etchmiadzin Symphony, Fra Angelico, Mountains & Rivers Without End. Royal Philharmonic. CD801: All Men Are Brothers (Sym. 11, Royal Philharmonic), Prayer of St. Gregory, Tzaikerk, Armenian Rhapsody No.1. (many more CDs: see web)

PETER CHRIST, OBOE, founder & oboist of the Westwood Wind Quintet, has two acclaimed solo CDs – CD321: Randall Thompson, Persichetti, Wm Grant Still, Wm. Schmidt, & Ginastera. “RECORDING OF SPECIAL MERIT. Some of the most delightful music for oboe since the 18th century.” Stereo Review • CD723: Rendezvous & Dreams by Kosins; Muradian, Concerto; Biggs, Dance Suite; La Traille, Quintet (Oboe & Strings). “musically intuitive artist. Illuminating, entrancing recital.” American Record Guide. “colorful new works” Gramophone

Zelenka: Six Chamber Sonatas A friend of J.S. Bach and one of the most respected composers of the period, Zelenka wrote his six Quatre Sonatas for two oboes (one with oboe & violin), bassoon, and continuo. Pertormed by principal players from Dallas & Houston Symphonies & St. Paul

Chamber Orch., CD821 (vol. 1): Sonatas 1-3; CD822 (vol. 2): Sonatas 4-6

Compact Discs US$16.95 each (choose $, £, €, ¥, etc. on web orders) FREE! Order four CDs & pay for only three (mention this ad). *Add $2/order U.S. shipping; or foreign airmail $10/order. Check, Visa, MC, AMEX, Paypal

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Crystal Records, 28818 NE Hancock Rd, Camas, WA 98607 USA phn 360-834-7022; order@crystalrecords.com; www.crystalrecords.com

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