OTTO MORTENSEN (1907-1986): Oboe Sonata, NIELS VIGGO BENTZON (1919-2000): Sonata for Cor Anglais and Piano, Op. 71, TRYGVE MADSEN (b.1940): Hommgae á Francis Poulenc for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 114, CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Wind Quintet, Op. 43.
Catalogue Number: 07S057
Description: Attractive and approachable wind chamber music from Norway and Denmark (and the new stuff takes up over half of the total time): Madsen’s 1999 note-perfect imitation of Poulenc and his magpie musical sourcing methods; Mortensen’s two-movement neo-classical, Stravinskian sonata of 1947 and Bentzon’s gift to lovers of the angled horn which, dating from 1951, is prior to his wilder flights of atonal experimentation and still couched in a lyrical, neo-classical idiom with some harmonic experimentation for seasoning. Piotr Pyc (oboe, cor anglais), Dagmara Niedziela (piano), Maria Grochowska (Flute), Roman Widaszek (clarinet), Tadeusz Tomaszewski (horn), Marek Barański (bassoon).