Carl Nielsen’s seminal quintet anchors the program. Nielsen was one of the very first composers to consider the different personalities and combined potential of the wind instruments and their players – the result is a masterpiece of such scope and emotional weight that it has arguably never been bettered. Luciano Berio’s Opus Number Zoo takes a very different approach to the same ensemble, combining charming, playful portraits of animals with serious, ironic undertones. In Erkki-Sven Tüür’s Architectonics, we discover an equally radical departure: a piece of modern, highly-structured musical craftsmanship. A new work from renowned Australian composer Gerard Brophy brings us full circle in a stunning tour of the sounds of wind quintet.
Erkki-Sven Tüür | Architectonics
Luciano Berio | Opus Number Zoo
Gerard Brophy | New Work for wind quintet 2019
Carl Nielsen | Wind Quintet, Op.43
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