The Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet

"I have worked closely with the members of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet in various activities.  Each one of the musicians is a virtuoso of his particular instrument, and through many years of dedication and work they have formed a truly remarkable ensemble.  For me, it is one of the finest groups of its kind."
                                                                                                                   ~ Pablo Casals

for October, 2016
Spotlight on a less-known masterpiece
- from the Archive page:

Smith, William O. (1926-); Jazz Set for Violin and Wind Quintet (1980):
1. Swing download mp3; 2. Bluesy download mp3; 3. Variants download mp3;
4. Closer download mp3. Guest soloist: Aloysia Friedmann, violin.

Selections from previous months are now available as videos:
▸ July, 2015, Schoenberg, Wind Quintet, Op. 24, third mvt. view video
▸ August, 2015, Blanchet, "A Haitian Tale" for wind quintet and drum view video
▸ September, 2015, Rimsky-Korsakov, Quintet, piano and winds, Rondo view video
▸ October, 2015, Schafer, "Minnelieder", for soprano and winds view video
November, 2015, Milhaud, Symphonie for 10 Winds view video
December, 2015, Roseman, Ronald, Woodwind Quintet view video
January, 2016, Raff, Joachim, Sinfonietta for 10 Winds view video
February, 2016, Reinecke, Carl, Octet in Bb, Op. 24 view video
March, 2016, Villa-Lobos, Choros, No. 7, view video
April, 2016, Babbitt, Woodwind Quartet (1953). view video
May, 2016, Brahms-Popkin, Variations on a theme by Handel view video
June, 2016, Martinu, Sextet for Winds and Piano view video
July, 2016, d'Indy, Danses, from Chanson et Danses, Op. 50 view video
August, 2016, Françaix, Quintette No. 2, Finale, Allegrissimo view video
September, 2016, Arrieu, Suite en Quatre view video

On the Archive page are many other performances by:
FLUTE; Felix Skowronek
OBOE: Laila Storch, James Caldwell, Alex Klein, Rebecca Henderson
CLARINET: William McColl
BASSOON: Arthur Grossman website
HORN: Christopher Leuba, David Kappy,
and many guest artists performing on various instruments.

A complete discography is now available, Thanks are owed to Megan Lyden, flutist and historian, author of "The Story of the Soni Ventorum Wind Quintet". This book is now available for purchase in a variety of formats. book

Welcome!  For comments or questions please contact:

Thank you,
Neil Skowronek