℗ 1979 Chandos

Carl Nielsen: Chamber Works for Wind

Athena Ensemble

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Wind Quintet, Op. 43, FS 100  
I. Allegro ben moderato
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
II. Menuetto
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
III. Praeludium - Tema con variazioni
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
Serenata in vano, FS 68
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
2 Fantasy Pieces, Op. 2, FS 8  
No. 1. Romance
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
No. 2. Humoresque
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
Canto serioso, FS 132
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
Moderen (The Mother), Op. 41, FS 94 (arr. for Flute and Harp)  
Tro og hab spiller (Faith and Hope are Playing)
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
Bornene leger (The Children are Playing)
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
Taagen letter (The Fog is Lifting)
Carl Nielsen; Athena Ensemble
Total Playing Time    43:27
“The music is expertly performed with charm, sensitivity and imagination by the Athena Ensemble.” - Classic FM Magazine “The high quality of the performances, the comprehensiveness of the contents makes this a valuable collection.” - Hi-Fi News “If this recording does not already have a space in your collection, it should.” - American Record Guide Written towards the end of Nielsen’s career at a point when he was creatively absorbed in composing for woodwind, this re-release of chamber music from the Athena Ensemble contains several seldom-recorded works. The value of this album is heightened by the fact that the Athena Ensemble, who formed in 1969 and gained a reputation as one of the top wind quintets in Britain, no longer perform together, making this a rare treasure.
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Recorded at St Augustines Church, Kilburn, London Produced by Robert Matthew-Walker Engineer: Brian Couzens Assistant Engineer: Ralph Couzens

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