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 July, 2015
Spotlight on a less-known masterpiece
- from the Archive page:
Schoenberg, Arnold (1874 - 1951) Wind Quintet, Op. 26
3. Etwas Langsam download mp3
Of all masterpieces this is the best known of the less-known. Rarely performed or heard because of its length, difficulty of execution and density of texture, it is nevertheless influential; it was the composer's first twelve-tone work. This movement stands alone very well indeed. This image seems to fit it:

Also featured on the Archive page are other recorded 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.

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

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Thank you,
Neil Skowronek