Regional Spotlight: Dorian Wind Quintet plays Reicha

by Alison Young, Minnesota Public Radio
April 21, 2010

St. Paul, Minn. — He was a life-long pal of Beethoven's and hung out with Haydn, but flutist Anton Reicha didn't think either of them knew a thing about writing for wind instruments.

"There's a dearth of any good music at all for wind instruments," he complained, "simply because composers know little of their technique."

One of chamber music's most sparkling and eloquent ensembles.
- TIME Magazine

Reicha may have been a bit of a whiner, but he was also a man of action and he single-handedly created a new ensemble.

As Haydn was the father of the string quartet, Reicha begat the woodwind quintet.

Today we shine the spotlight on a Music in the Parks concert from 2009 given by the Dorian Quintet of Anton Reicha's Wind Quintet in E-flat.


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