Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet – The Complete Columbia Album Collection

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The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet, founded in 1950, comprised the principal woodwinds and French horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra. They made their recording debut for Columbia...

The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet, founded in 1950, comprised the principal woodwinds and French horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra. They made their recording debut for Columbia in 1953: four players from the ensemble were joined by pianist Rudolf Serkin in the Beethoven and Mozart Quintets in E-flat. Serkin, a frequent soloist with the orchestra, had been so taken by the artistry and tonal colors of its first-chair winds that he approached them about making a record together. So began the group’s history at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in Manhattan. It would span 15 years, during which the ensemble naturally focused on the many outstanding works scored for standard woodwind quintet. But guest performers often joined them on recordings as well as in concerts, extending their repertoire to include not only composers of their own time, but even music outside the classical sphere written by the legendary jazz composer and multi-instrumentalist Ornette Coleman.

Reviewing the original LP releases, High Fidelity wrote that “one is very conscious of the superb skill with which each player shapes his own melodic line. Yet the ensemble is the thing, and the Philadelphians provide ensemble playing of the highest order. The players seem to breathe as one; the music ebbs and flows with a perfect sense of unanimity. The sound is excellent.” The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet released their last recording in 1968, and by early in the next decade their albums had practically vanished from record-store shelves. Owing to the legendary reputation of the Philadelphia wind section, many of the albums included in this set have acquired almost mythical status. The vast majority of the ensemble’s recordings, 8 out of 12 CDs, are presented in this collection for the first time in digital format mastered from the original analogue master tapes.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: September 29, 2023


  • UPC: 196588132629


  • Catalog Number: 19658813262


  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment


  • Number of Discs: 12


  • Composer: Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Eugene Bozza, Giuseppe Cambini, Ornette Coleman, Henry Cowell, Jean Francaix, Percy Grainger, Joseph Haydn, Paul Hindemith, Jacques Ibert, Leos Janacek, Andre Jolivet, Darius Milhaud, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carl Nielsen, Vincent Persichetti, Gabriel Pierne, Amilcare Ponchielli, Francis Poulenc, Antonin Reicha, Gioachino Rossini, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert, Igor Stravinsky, Ernst Toch, Antonio Vivaldi, Paul de Wailly


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet


  • Performer: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet



Works:


  1. Quintet In E-flat Major For Piano And Winds, K. 452

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe), Rudolf Serkin (Piano)


  2. Quintet For Piano And Winds In E-Flat Major, Op. 16

    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe), Rudolf Serkin (Piano)


  3. Concertino for Chamber Orchestra

    Composer: Leoš Janáček

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Rudolf Firkušný (Piano), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), Jacob Krachmalnick (Violin), Samuel Lifschey (Viola), David Madison (Violin), Schoenbach (Bassoon)


  4. Mladi (Youth)

    Composer: Leoš Janáček

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Leon Lester (Bass Clarinet), William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  5. Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2

    Composer: Paul Hindemith

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  6. Trois pièces brèves

    Composer: Jacques Ibert

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  7. Scherzo For Wind Quintet, Op. 48

    Composer: Eugène Bozza

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  8. Divertimento No. 1 In B-Flat Major

    Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  9. Sextet In E-Flat Major, Op. 71 (arr. for quintet)

    Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  10. Quintet For Wind Instruments, Op. 26

    Composer: Arnold Schoenberg

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  11. Summer Music, Op. 31

    Composer: Samuel Barber

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  12. Quintet, Op. 43

    Composer: Carl Nielsen

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  13. Sextet for Piano & Winds

    Composer: Francis Poulenc

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe), Francis Poulenc (Piano)


  14. La cheminée du roi René

    Composer: Darius Milhaud

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  15. Divertissement

    Composer: Jean Françaix

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  16. Divertimento No. 8 in F Major, K. 213

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  17. Divertimento No. 14 In B-Flat Major, K. 270

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Cole (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  18. Quintet In E-Flat Major, Op. 88, No. 2

    Composer: Anton Reicha

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: William Kincaid (Flute), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Mason Jones (Horn), John De Lancie (Oboe)


  19. Five Pieces for Winds and Percussion, Op. 83

    Composer: Ernst Toch

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: John De Lancie (Oboe), Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Murray Panitz (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Ward O. Fearn (Horn), Charles E. Owen (Percussion), Fred D. Hinger (Percussion)


  20. Sonatinetta For Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon, Op. 84

    Composer: Ernst Toch

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Murray Panitz (Flute)


  21. String Quartet No. 5

    Composer: Henry Cowell

    Ensemble: Beaux Arts String Quartet


  22. Walking Tune

    Composer: Percy Grainger

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  23. Aubade for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet

    Composer: Paul de Wailly

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  24. Pastoral

    Composer: Vincent Persichetti

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  25. Rosamunde: Hirtenlied

    Composer: Franz Schubert

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  26. Pastorale for Voice & 4 Wind Instruments

    Composer: Igor Stravinsky

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  27. Pastorale for Violin & 4 Woodwind Instruments

    Composer: Igor Stravinsky

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  28. Pastorale

    Composer: Gabriel Pierné

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Ensemble

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  29. Pastorales De Noël For Flute, Bassoon & Harp

    Composer: André Jolivet

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  30. Two Sketches For Woodwind Quintet

    Composer: Darius Milhaud

    Performer: Bernard Garfield (Bassoon), Sol Schoenbach (Bassoon), Anthony Gigliotti (Clarinet), Louis Rosenblatt (English Horn), Murray Panitz (Flute), Robert Cole (Flute), William Kincaid (Flute), Mason Jones (Horn), Marilyn Costello (Harp), John De Lancie (Oboe), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Veda Reynolds (Violin)


  31. Concerto in G Minor for Flute, Oboe and Bassoon, P. 402

    Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet


  32. Wind Quintet No. 3 in F Major

    Composer: Giovanni Giuseppe Cambini

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet


  33. Wind Quartet No 4 in B-Flat Major

    Composer: Giachino Rossini

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet


  34. Quartet in B-Flat Major for Winds with Piano

    Composer: Amilcare Ponchielli

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Anthony di Bonaventura (Piano)


  35. Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat Major, K. 297B

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet, The Philadelphia Orchestra

    Conductor: Eugene Ormandy


  36. Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 452

    Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Robert Casadesus (Piano)


  37. Forms and Sounds

    Composer: Ornette Coleman

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet

    Performer: Ornette Coleman (Trumpet)


  38. Saints and Soldiers

    Composer: Ornette Coleman

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet


  39. Space Flight

    Composer: Ornette Coleman

    Ensemble: Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet