12.30 lunchtime, Thursday 8th September 2016
Cavendish Winds Quintet
Katy Ovens, flute • Mary Tyler, clarinet
Imogen Davies, oboe • Alice Quayle, bassoon
Charlie Ransley, horn
artistes appear courtesy of the Royal Academy of Music
Venue: Leatherhead Methodist Church
2016 Season Sponsor:
Patricia Morgan Optician
Leatherhead Concert &
Jean Françaix (1912-1997)
Quintet à vent nº 1 (1948)
1 Andante tranquillo: Allegro assai
3 Tema con variazioni; Andante; L'istesso tempo; Andantino con moto
4 Tempo di marcia francese
Julio Medaglia (b1938)
Suite Popular Brasileira
1 Chôro em Berlin Lament in Berlin
2 Baiao Brazilian dance rhythm
3 Seresta Serenade
4 Frevo Brazilian dance rhythm
Can this quintet outplay “the pain of reeds”
And beat an unpredictable response?
Vivacious fingering, and breath that feeds
Ensemble five-fold, leaps and skips in dance.
New discords, sharp and rhythmic, acquired taste,
Discover syncopated tonguing tips.
Industrious high whistling notes in place
Slide piccolo; low grumbling bassoon kicks.
Horn resonates the underpinning chords
With texture rich of clarinet and flute
In poignant humour; oboe darkly draws
Nuances, mushroom-like, expanding tune.
Delightful tone of many lips is heard,
Sustained by breath; communicates the Word.
Peter Horsfield 8/10/2015 (Celebrating National Poetry Day)
You can read more of Peter Horsfield's poems, inspired by these and other local concerts, on our
Our concert this week opens with Jean Françaix's First Wind Quintet. Our performers in this recording are the Saint Petersburg Quintet - Varvara Vorobyeva, flute, Alexey Golovin, oboe, Alexander Vasilyev, clarinet,
Andrey Kuniavsky, bassoon, Kirill Miron, horn.
Unusually they also credit their professor: Adil Fedorov.
YouTube didn't seem to have a recording of Medaglia's Suite Popular Brasileira, so for a taster, please click on the button. On that page you will find the Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, with 45 second samples from the start of each movement.
It is certainly more pleasing to listen to a work all the way through, so here is another of Medaglia's suites. His Suite <<Belle époque in Sud-America>> gives a true taste of the continent and the era.
The performers, giving their Masters Finals recital at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, are Sherezade Jurado, flute, Lorena Varela, oboe, Diechje Minne, horn, Daniel Garrido, bassoon and Berny Alcalá, clarinet.