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Program suggestions 2021 | 2022


European Cuisine  
   
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) “Adagio und Allegro für ein Orgelwerk in einer Uhr” in f minor KV 594
Matyas Seiber (1905-1960) “Permutazioni a Cinque” (1958)
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) Wind quintet in A major op. 43
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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) “Rêverie” (arr. M. Ramos)
José Luis Turina (* 1952) Variations on a theme by Joaquín Turina
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) “Ma Mère L'Oye” (arr. M. A. Popkin)
   
   
Let's speak English  
   
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) Wind quintet in A flat major op. 14
John Harbison (*1938) Quintet for winds (1978)
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Samuel Barber (1910-1981) “Summer Music” op. 31
Harrison Birtwistle (*1934) “5 Distances for 5 Instruments” (1992) für Wind quintet
Elliott Carter (1908-2012) Wind quintet (1948) (dedicated to Nadia Boulanger)
   
   
10 years Azahar Ensemble  
   
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) “Andante für eine Orgelwalze” in F major KV 616 (arr. U.-G. Schäfer)
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) Kleine Kammermusik op. 24 no. 2 (1922)
Samuel Barber (1910-1981) “Summermusic” op. 31
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Gija Kancheli (*1935-2019) Wind quintet (commissioned by the ARD Wettbewerb 2014)
Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) Wind quintet in A major op. 43
   
   
From Reicha to Kurtág  
   
Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Wind quintet in e minor op. 88 No. 1
Sàndor Veress (1907-1992) “Diptych” for wind quintet
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Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Andante for Cor Anglais in F major
György Kurtág (geb. 1926) Quintet for woodwinds op. 2
Georges Onslow (1784-1853) Wind quintet in F major op. 81 No. 3
   
   
Paris-Rio  
   
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) “Chôro No. 1” in e minor (arr.: M. Ramos)
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) “La Chemineé du Roi René” Suite for wind quintet op. 205 (1939) or
Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez (1897-1948) Suite para quinteto de instrumentos de sopro in F major op. 37
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) “Suite Bergamasque” (arr.: F. Sánchez)
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Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) “Chôro No. 2” (for flute and clarinet)
Igor Strawinsky (1882-1971) “Pastorale” (arr.: M. Ramos)
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Quinteto em forma de chôros W231
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) “Le Tombeau de Couperin” (arr.: M. Jones)
   
   
“A la Carte” (Menu 1)  
   
1st course  
a) Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Wind quintet in e minor op. 88 No. 1
b) Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Wind quintet in E flat major op. 88 No. 2
2nd course  
a) György Ligeti (1923-2006) Ten pieces for wind quintet (1968)
b) György Ligeti (1923-2006) Six bagatelles, arr. from “Musica Ricercata” for wind quintet (1953)
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3rd course  
a) Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Sonatine in f minor M. 40 (arr.: W. Peterson)
b) Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) “Le Tombeau de Couperin” (arr.: M. Jones)
c) Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) “Ma Mère L'Oye” (arr.: Mark A. Popkin)
d) Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) “La Oración del Torero” op. 34 (arr. for Azahar Ensemble: J.L. Turina)
4th course  
a) Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) Wind quintet in A major op. 43
b) Joseph Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951) Wind quintet op. 95
c) Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) “Sevilla” op. 2 - “Suite pintoresca” (1908) (arr.: José Luis Turina)
   
   
“A la Carte” (Menu 2)  
   
1st course  
a) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Andante für eine Orgelwalze F major KV 616 (arr.: U.-G. Schäfer)
b) Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Andante for Cor Anglais F major
2nd course  
a) Henri Tomasi (1901-1971) “Cinq Dances Profanes et Sacrées” for wind quintet
b) Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Quinteto em forma de chôros W231
c) Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) “La Oración del Torero” op. 34 (arr. for Azahar Ensemble: J.L. Turina)
3rd course  
a) Joan Magrané Figuera (*1988) “Un tapís” (l'unicorn) (2015) (dedicated to the Azahar Ensemble)
b) Gija Kancheli (*1935) Wind quintet (commissioned by the ARD Competition 2014)
c) Frederic Sánchez (*1987) “Azahar” on a poem by Miguel Hernández
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4th course  
a) Claude Debussy (1862-1918) “Rêverie” (arr: R. Thomson)
b) Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Prélude Livre I: VIII “La fille aux cheveux de lin” (arr.: J. Kowalewsky)
c) Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) “Pavane pour une infante défunte” (arr.: A.N. Tarkmann)
5th course  
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String quintet in E flat major op. 4 (arr.: M. Rechtman)

The two “A la Carte”-menus consist each of 4, respectively 5 courses, which can be compiled individually from different options. For doing so please choose for each course one of the offered menu items a), b), c) or - where appropriate - d).

With Judith Jáuregui - piano  
   
Programme I  
   
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) Andante with variations in f minor Hob. XVII:6 (for piano solo)
Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791) Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon in E flat major KV 452
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Claude Debussy (1862-1918) “Estampes” (for piano solo)
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Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) “Trois Novelettes” (for piano solo)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Sonatine in f minor M. 40 (arr.: W. Peterson)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Sextet for piano and wind quintet op. 100
   
   
Programme II  
   
Joaquín Turina (1882-1949) “La Oración del Torero” (arr. for wind quintet)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) “Estampes” (for piano solo)
Enrique Granados (1867-1916) “Goyescas” (arr. for wind quintet)
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Federico Mompou (1893-1987) “Scènes d’enfant” (for piano solo)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) Sonatine in f minor M. 40 (arr.: W. Peterson)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) Sextet for piano and wind quintet op. 100