The Sylvan Winds Perform Music of the Gilded Age
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Delightful performances by the Sylvan Winds of works from the early 20th century.

The tradition of performing the repertoire on this recording came directly from French wind instrumentalists who were brought to New York in 1905 by Walter Damrosch to join the New York Symphony. The arrival of these performers, trained at the Paris Conservatory, was a turning point in the development of woodwind playing in this country. Flutist Georges Barrère was a key figure in this evolution. He became a tireless advocate of the music of his adopted country, insisting that all programs of his Wind Ensemble include at least one American work. He consistently promoted new repertoire and was responsible for the premières of more than 150 works. The Sylvan Winds are heirs to this rich heritage, one established by Barrère and his French colleagues, and are dedicated to preserving and continuing it. This recording will help listeners to appreciate our inherited classical music tradition. The Sylvan Winds, established in 1982, are an integral part of New York City's cultural offerings and have earned both critical and audience acclaim for their spirited performances and innovative programming.
Contents:
Camille Saint-Saëns, composer
Feuillet d'Album, Op. 81
Sylvan Winds; Boris Baev (oboe); Mark Dover (clarinet); Nancy Belmont (bassoon); Eric Davis (horn)

Theodore Dubois, composer
Deuxième Suite for wind octet
Sylvan Winds; Diva Goodfriend-Koven (flute); Mark Dover (clarinet); Nancy Belmont (bassoon)

Charles-Édouard Lefebvre, composer
Second Suite for wind sextet, Op. 122
Sylvan Winds; Nicholas Gallas (clarinet)

Poldowski, composer
Suite Miniature for wind quintet
Sylvan Winds

Édouard Flament, composer
Fantasia con Fuga for wind septet, Op. 28
Sylvan Winds; Boris Baev (oboe); Nancy Belmont (bassoon)

Charles T. Griffes, composer
The Lake at Evening, Op. 5v Sylvan Winds; Boris Baev (oboe); Mark Dover (clarinet); Nancy Belmont (bassoon); Eric Davis (horn)

William Grant Still, composer
Miniatures
Sylvan Winds

William Grant Still, composer
Folk Suite No. 4
Sylvan Winds

May Aufderheide, composer
Richmond Rag
Sylvan Winds

Charlotte Blake, composer
Poker Rag
Sylvan Winds

Charlotte Blake, composer
Gravel Rag
Sylvan Winds

Review:
Review to come.