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A Sommelier's Delight

06/01/11 8:00AM

Great wine isn't the only world export from the Bordeaux region, so is the music written by French flutist Paul Taffanel. We'll hear his Wind Quintet this morning: bubbly body, smooth performance, well-aged, pleasant earthy aftertaste. You won't be disappointed.



Four Cantigas de Santa Maria
Composer: Anonymous (13th c., Spanish)
Ensemble: Calliope Renaissance Band
CD/Album: "Diversions"
Record co./Cat #: Summit 112


Composer: Emmanuel Chabrier
Ensemble: Ulster Orchestra
Conductor: Yan Pascal Tortelier
CD/Album: "Dukas: La Peri/L'Apprenti Sorcier etc. - Ulster Orch/Tortelier"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8852


Composer: Giuseppi Torelli
Ensemble: Ensemble Pian & Forte
Soloists: Gabriele Cassone, natural trumpet
CD/Album: "La Tromba in San Petronio"
Record co./Cat #: Nuova Era 7128


Concertone in C for 2 Violins, K 190
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Ensemble: Moscow Virtuosi
Soloists: Vladimir Spivakov, violin ; Boris Garlitski, violin
CD/Album: "Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante, K.364 - Concertone, K. 190"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 60467


Novelette in D, Op. 21/2
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Artur Rubinstein, piano
CD/Album: "The Rubsenstein Collection"
Record co./Cat #: RCA 6255


Carmen: Chanson boheme
Composer: Georges Bizet
Ensemble: French National Radio Symphony
Conductor: Thomas Beecham
Soloists: Victoria de los Angeles, soprano ; Choeurs de Radio France
CD/Album: "Bizet: Carmen"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 49240
Note: (Gypsy song: "The sistrums' rods were jingling...")


Violin Concerto #1 in C, HOB 7a/1
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Minnesota Orchestra
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Soloists: Cho-Liang Lin, violin
CD/Album: "Haydn / Vieuxtemps Concertos - Lin"
Record co./Cat #: Sony 37796


Wind Quintet
Composer: Paul Taffanel
Ensemble: Aulos Wind Quintet
CD/Album: "Aulos Blaserquintett: Vol. VI: Virtuoso Romantic Music"
Record co./Cat #: KOCH 310087
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