On the Wind with Israel Herman

Saturdays at 4 pm

Join us for a new weekly series featuring the rich and varied, classical literature of music for wind instruments. Today: Enjoy the Brahms Clarinet Quintet, among other works.

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Last week in NYC the third International Historic Brass Symposium took place.  It is a symposium primarily for scholars, with peer reviewed papers presented. BUT, there were also wonderful performances by internationally acclaimed soloists This week we will hear some of those performers:   Bruce Dickey, cornetto; Michael Collver, cornetto; Patrick Wibart, ophecleide and serpent; Adrien Ramon, cornet; John Foster, Baroque Trumpet; and the Opus 333 Saxhorn Quartet.

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This week's On the Wind features In Wartime, written just prior to the start of the Iraq War in 2003, by David Del Tredici for Wind Orchestra.  It is a striking work.   That is followed by a trumpet concerto written by Jörg Widmann for the young wunderkind, Segie Nakariakov (now 45!!!) titled Ad Absurdum, a work that begins at a moto perpetuo pace and proceeds from there.  And finally, the Octet for Horn, Piano, 2 Violins, 2 Violas, cello and double bass by Sir Arnold Bax.

This week's On the Wind (6/24 at 4 pm) begins with the Israel Flute Ensemble playing Quatuor by Max Dubois, followed by the Trio for Piano , Violin & Horn in E flat Major, Op. 40 by Brahms and ending with the Sonatine for Brass Quintet by Eugène Bozza. 

 

On the Wind, Saturday at 4 pm

May 4, 2017

This week's On the Wind features the American Suite No. 1 (1972) by Enrique Crespo performed by the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the Wind Quintet of Steve Cohen, Howard Cable's The Banks of Newfoundland performed by the Hannaford Street Silver Band and Drei Ragtimes, three Joplin Rags, arranged by Enrique Crespo and performed by the German Brass.

Saturday, April 29, 4 pm  

• Trumpet Concerto (2003) -- Thomas Sleeper (b. 1956)

• Serenade for tenor, clarinet, horn, viola, cello, bass and piano -- Franz Berwald ( 1796 - 1868)

• Sinfonia di Soffiatori (1962) -- Geirr Tvett (1908 - 1981)

• Det gamie Kvernhuset, Op. 204

On the Wind -- Saturday, 4 pm

Today's On the Wind features:

  • Bengt Hallberg Blacksmith's Tune
  • Alexander Glazunov • Concerto for Saxophone
  • Trygve Madsen • Per the Fiddler
  • Carl Nielsen  Fantasy Piece for Clarinet and Piano
  • Vagn Holmboe •  Concerto for Tuba
  • John Hartmann • Fantasia Brilliante on the air Rule Britannia

This week's On the Wind features two works written for the wind section of Canada's Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra (works by Ronald Royer and Howard Cable), plus a sextet for wind quintet and piano from early 20th century Switzerland. That's Saturday at 4 pm with your host, Israel Herman.