commentary to opus 76b

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Burlesque for Wind Quintet , op. 76b (1982)


Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in B-flat, Horn in F, Bassoon

First performance : November 15, 1983, Würzburg, Hochschule für Musik
Leonore Kluge / Jean Hall / Konstantin von Walderdorff / Friedemann Burkhardt / Michael Held

Duration: 5 Minutes

Publisher: Schott Music ED 20284 / ISMN: M-001-14989-1

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The Burlesque (op. 76b), conceived as a "encore" piece for wind quintet. One will be reassured to discover that this is typically "Hummel-like", in a musical language full of humour, creating with a series of fresh thoughts alternating between slower and more lively "building blocks" and with a cornucopia of musical ideas condensed into a compact work, allowing all five instruments in turn to come equally to the fore.

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