Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
  • Classical music Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet in rehearsal for a performance at Duke University in Durham North Carolina September 29th, 2007. This video shows them rehearsing bits of several pieces they would play that night. Walter Seyfarth, clarinet Michael Hasel, flute Andreas Wittmann, oboe Fergus McWilliam, horn Henning Trog, bassoon The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet (Philharmonisches Bläserquintett Berlin) was founded in 1988, during the era of Herbert von Karajan, the first permanently established wind quintet in the famous orchestra's rich tradition of chamber music. Having maintained their original membership right from inception, they are living musical witnesses to the hugely productive and influential musical partnerships of the Berlin Philharmonic not only with Karajan, but also with its two most recent Musical Directors: Claudio Abbado and Sir Simon Rattle. Naturally, as members of the Berlin Philharmonic, they have also enjoyed important collaborations with every other major conductor of their times, whether Leonard Bernstein, Carlos Kleiber, Sir John Barbirolli, Günter Wand, Carlo Maria Giulini, Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Muti, James Levine or Daniel Barenboim, to name only a few. The Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet continues to astonish audiences worldwide with their range of expression, their tonal spectrum and their conceptual unity. Indeed many listeners and critics agree that the ensemble has succeeded in virtually redefining the sound of the classic wind ...

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