The Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet

"I have worked closely with the members of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet in various activities.  Each one of the musicians is a virtuoso of his particular instrument, and through many years of dedication and work they have formed a truly remarkable ensemble.  For me, it is one of the finest groups of its kind."
                                                                                                                   ~ Pablo Casals

for May, 2017
Spotlight on a well-known masterpiece
- from the Archive page:

Milhaud, Darius, La Cheminée du Roi René (with score) view video

Selections from previous months are now available as videos:

▸April, 2017 (+Score) Hindemith, Kleine Kammermusik view video

▸March, 2017 (+Score) Carter, Eight Etudes and a Fantasy view video

▸February, 2017 (+Score) Barber, Summer Music view video

▸January, 2017 (+Score) Hanns Eisler, Divertimento Für Bläserquintett
view video

▸December, 2016 (+Score) Irving Fine, Partita for Wind Quintet view video

November, 2016, (+Score) Haydn, Works for the Mechanical Organ view video

October, 2016, (+Score) W. O. Smith, Jazz Set for Violin and Winds view video

September, 2016, Arrieu, Suite en Quatre view video
August, 2016, Françaix, Quintette No. 2, Finale, Allegrissimo view video
July, 2016, d'Indy, Danses, from Chanson et Danses, Op. 50 view video
June, 2016, Martinu, Sextet for Winds and Piano view video
May, 2016, Brahms-Popkin, Variations on a theme by Handel view video
April, 2016, Babbitt, Woodwind Quartet (1953). view video
March, 2016, Villa-Lobos, Choros, No. 7, view video
February, 2016, Reinecke, Carl, Octet in Bb, Op. 24 view video
▸January, 2016, Raff, Joachim, Sinfonietta for 10 Winds view video
▸December, 2015, Roseman, Ronald, Woodwind Quintet view video
▸November, 2015, Milhaud, Symphonie for 10 Winds view video
▸ October, 2015, Schafer, "Minnelieder", for soprano and winds view video
▸ September, 2015, Rimsky-Korsakov, Quintet, piano and winds, Rondo view video
▸ August, 2015, Blanchet, "A Haitian Tale" for wind quintet and drum view video
▸ July, 2015, Schoenberg, Wind Quintet, Op. 24, third mvt. view video

On the Archive page are many other performances by:
FLUTE; Felix Skowronek
OBOE: Laila Storch, James Caldwell, Alex Klein, Rebecca Henderson
CLARINET: William McColl
BASSOON: Arthur Grossman website
HORN: Christopher Leuba, David Kappy,
and many guest artists performing on various instruments.

A complete discography is now available, Thanks are owed to Megan Lyden, flutist and historian, author of "The Story of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet". This book is now available for purchase in a variety of formats. book

Welcome!  For comments or questions please contact:

Thank you,
Neil Skowronek

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