CRYSTAL RECORDS ®
"Crystal is a unique and specialized label featuring outstanding soloists" – Fanfare
The Moerae concerns the Fate of humanity: the 3 "Moerae" are spirits from Greek mythology. They spin the thread of life, measure it, and cut it when they please. Dan Welcher's new work for flute, oboe, bassoon, and piano demonstrates this drama. Fire is displayed by the intensity of this piece and the thrilling Quintets by American composers Alvin Etler and Dan Welcher. – CD790 The Westwood Wind Quintet has "a standard of ensemble playing that is nothing short of breathtaking" (International Record Review) and is "a complete and completely satisfying musical experience." (Robert Shaw, conductor) Other acclaimed recordings by the Westwood Wind Quintet include:
CD601: Nielsen & Hindemith Quintets plus Divertimento for oboe, clarinet, & bassoon by Erwin Schulhoff. "I cannot imagine a better performance than the one given here by the Westwood Wind Quintet." (High Fidelity Magazine) Two of the best-known works for quintet plus a delightful piece by Erwin Schulhoff. CD759: "The Westwood Wind Quintet offers yet another tour de force. [The pieces] touch all the bases, from reflective to rollicking and from reassuring to gently subversive. The group plays with both virtuosity and remarkable empathy throughout." (Intl. Rcd. Review) Exciting music by Tschemberdschi, Ripper, Berger, Hartley, and Kosins. CD750: Barber Summer Music; Ligeti Six Bagatelles; Mathias Quintet, Carlson Nightwings. "a recording which, equally good in tone quality, balance and clarity, can also be described as superlative." (Gramophone) These pieces are "classics" in Quintet literature. The Westwood Wind Quintet captures them in all their glory. REICHA 24 WOODWIND QUINTETS ON 12 CDs "each is a masterpiece of the highest order...some of the finest music ever penned. Symphonies in miniature." (Audiophile Audition) CDs261-272 ($16.95 each), or box set CD260 ($128). Free U.S. shipping. See www.crystalrecords.com for complete information and for more Westwood Wind Quintet CDs.
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