Les Vents Français

Les Vents Français, 20th-Century Wind Quintets

13 Jan 2014

Barcode: 0825646348459

Other participants: Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Francois Leleux, Gilbert Audin, Radovan Vlatkovic

A double CD of wind quintets from Warner Classics exclusive artist, Emmanuel Pahud, and his colleagues in Les Vents Francais (Emmanuel Pahud, Flute / Paul Meyer, Clarinet / Francois Leleux, Oboe / Gilbert Audin, Bassoon/ Radovan Vlatkovic, Horn). Les Vents Francais celebrate French wind music at its elegant, witty best.

Pahud is greatly in demand as a chamber musician and in this context has collaborated with most of the world's top soloists. As far as Pahud is concerned, ‘it’s like having two musical lives, but one musical world.’

Previously released in Japan, the album won a Record Academy Award for Chamber Music.

CD 1 - French Music:  Wind Quintets by Ibert, Ravel, Jolivet, Milhaud, Taffanel
CD 2 – 20th Century:   Wind Quintets by Ligeti, Zemlinsky, Barber, Veress, Hindemith