Winter Songs Nielsen - Dean - Vasks - Tüür - Pärt Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet

(Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Berlin) BIS CD-1332

Recorded April 16-21, 2002 at the Kammermusiksaal, Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany except for Brett Dean: Winter Songs recorded October 20-22, 2002 at the Siemens Villa, Berlin, Germany. Released late 2003. Balance engineer: Siegbert Ernst; Producer: Robert Suff; Digital editing: Annette Rauhaus; Front Cover Picture: Heather Betts, Pride (detail); Typesetting, lay-out: Andrew Barnett, Compact Design Ltd., Saltdean, Brighton, England.

Composition by Erkki-Sven Tüür

Track 4. Architectonics I (for wind quintet) (1984) 4:40

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet: Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Fergus McWilliam, horn; Henning Trog, bassoon.

Other composer's works on this recording

Tracks 1.-3. Brett Dean (1961-): Winter Songs for tenor and wind quintet after poems of e.e.cummings (1994/2000) 26:21

Daniel Norman, tenor; Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet: Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Fergus McWilliam, horn; Henning Trog, bassoon / Hermann Bäumer, conductor

Track 5. Peteris Vasks (1946-): Music for a deceased friend (for wind quintet) (1982) 9:49

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet: Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Fergus McWilliam, horn; Henning Trog, bassoon.

Tracks 6.-8. Arvo Pärt (1935-): Quintettino op. 13 (1964) 3:51

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet: Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Fergus McWilliam, horn; Henning Trog, bassoon.

Tracks 9.-11. Carl Nielsen (1865-1931): Wind Quintet op. 43 (1922) 25:14

Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet: Michael Hasel, flute; Andreas Wittmann, oboe; Walter Seyfarth, clarinet; Fergus McWilliam, horn; Henning Trog, bassoon.

Commissions, Dedications, Premieres and Awards

Architectonics I was written for the Jaan Tamm Wind Quintet and was premiered by them on May 25, 1985 in Tallinn, Estonia. Music Publishers All of the Architectonics I-VII (1984-1992) series are published by Fennica Gehrman, Finland (previously Warner/Chappell Music, Finland and Edition Fazer, Finland) and sales enquiries should be made through Sulasol, Finland via email to sales@sulasol.fi.

Other Points of Interest and Links

The CD booklet notes are by Michael Hasel who is the flutist for the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet. The original notes are in German with English (translation: Andrew Barnett) and French (translation: Jean-Pascal Vachon) versions provided as well. There is also biographical information on the ensemble and on each of the musicians.

The performing artists have a website at Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet with texts in German and English. The recording company BIS has its website at the address www.bis.se where its international distributors can also be located.