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Danzi, Franz (1763-1826) Quintet inF Major. Op. 56, No. 3 A live radio broadcast (KING-FM, Seattle). Introductory chat: palaver 1. Andante - Allegro 2. Andante (An overlooked class bell/buzzer goes off unexpectedly.) 3. Menuetto: Allegretto 4. Allegretto download mp3 Broadcast November, 1987 The commersial recording of this work is now available in digitally remastered mp3 format by Lyrichord Records. (order album) program notes
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Haydn, Joseph (1732-1809) Six Pieces for a Mechanical Organ (Flōten-Uhr), composed 1793, transcribed for wind quintet by Felix Skowronek.1. Vivace 2. Menuett 3. Fuga: allegro 4. Allegretto 5. Andante 6. Allegro download mp3 Performed May, 1980 program notes The commersial recording of these works (plus three more) is now available in digitally remastered format by Lyrichord Records. (order album)
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Mozart, W.A. (1756 -1791) Sonata for Bassoon and Cello (K. 292) Arthur Grossman, bassoon and Charles Brennand, Cello1. Allegro 2. Andante 3. Rondo: allegro download mp3Recorded 1976 (MHS 3862)
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Piston, Walter (1894-1976) Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon (1925) download mp3 PerformedFebruary 1992 program notes The commersial recording of this work is now available in digitally remastered mp3 format by Lyrichord Records. (order album)
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Reicha, Joseph (1746-1795) Partita in F Major (ca. 1780) for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 horns, and 2 bassoons. (Joseph Reicha was Anton Reicha's uncle.) Assisted by Kathleen Woodard, flute; Molly Sandvick, oboe; Susan Kohler, clarinet; Jacqueline Faissal, horn; Katie Jackson, bassoon 1.Allegro 2. Andante moderato 3. Menuetto: poco allegretto 4. Rondeau: allegro download mp3 Performed May, 1990. program notes
Villa Lobos, Heitor Quintette en forme de Choros (1928) download mp3 Performed February 16, 1980. Meany Theater, University of Washington The commersial recording of this work is now available in digitally remastered mp3 format by Lyrichord Records. (order album) program notes
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