Debut CD

Ongaku Records Releases Vento Chiaro CD Featuring Woodwind Quintet Vento Chiaro in Debut Recording

Ongaku Records Press Release:

“BOSTON August 1, 2008 — Ongaku Records announced the release of Vento Chiaro (024-120),a CD featuring multiple prize-winning woodwind quintet Vento Chiaro in their exciting debut recording. The central work of the CD is American composer David Maslanka’s Quintet for Winds No. 3. Like many of Maslanka’s recent works, the piece is inspired by and includes quotations from several Bach Chorales. It was a natural choice therefore to include Jack Graham’s brilliant arrangement of Bach’s Concerto in the Italian Style, BWV 971 as the next work on the CD. The CD is rounded out by three small one-movement works. The first two of those are rarely heard gems: Alexander von Zemlinsky’s Humoreske (Rondo) and Francis Poulenc’s Novelette in C Major (arr. Geoffrey Emerson). The closing work is a rousing performance of Leonard Bernstein’s blockbuster Overture to Candide (arr. Edward Benyas).”

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