Suite for wind quintet
Uncanny Vale (World premiere tour)
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn & Bassoon, Op.43
Recognised as Denmark’s greatest composer, Carl Nielsen’s fondness for wind instruments is closely related to his love of nature and in his quintet he attempted to emphasise the rustic characteristics of each instrument. He was inspired to write the quintet after hearing Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for wind and in the same vein Michael Berkeley’s Re-Inventions are based on the famous two part inventions of JS Bach. Completing this lunchtime programme we hear the premiere of a new work by the winner of OPUS2014, Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall’s open call for submissions by unpublished composers.