Music For Winds

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Label: CHANDOS
Catalog: CHAN 10876
Format: CD

LONDON WINDS (DAVIES HULSE COLLINS WATKINS O'NEILL SPARKS)

London Winds was founded by Michael Collins in 1988, bringing together some of Britain's finest wind players to form this excellent woodwind quintet. London Winds have been praised by BBC Music for their "technical accomplishment, expressive commitment, and warmth of timbre," and the Michael Collins has the distinction of having been the most frequently invited wind soloist to the BBC Proms, including several appearances at the Last Night of the proms and has become a highly regarded conductor, taking the position of Principal Conductor of the City of London Sinfonia in 2010. London Winds has performed a widely varied repertoire, ranging from such traditional faire as the music of Carl Maria von Weber to the more radical sounds of Schoenberg and Berio, and, in the present recording, performs the music of two generations of master composers: Hindemith, Nielsen, Janáček, Barber and Ligeti.

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