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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Israel Woodwind Quintet



The Israel Woodwind Quintet
Oedoen Partos: "NEBULAE" for woodwind quintet
Hanoch Jacoby: Woodwind Quintet
Mozart: Adagio and Allegro in F minor K. 594
Andante in F major in K.616
Fantasia in F minor K.608
Produced by Kalman Kinnory
Cover Painting: Tuvia Beeri
Cover Design: Meri Uziel
A Product of Eastronics LTD. Israel

From the back cover: The Israel Woodwind Quintet was formed in 1963 by "First Chair" members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Since it's inception, the Quintet has played scores of concerts throughout Israel and abroad.

In June 1966 the Quintet participated in the Festival of Two Worlds directed by Gian Carlo Menotti in Spoleto, Italy.

Besides the common repertoire for Woodwind Quintet (the most established wind combination of today) special emphasis is given to Israeli works and adaptations of diverse works by famous Baroque and Classic composers arranged for this combination by members of the Quintet.

This first album includes works of its repertoire which high-light this special emphasis.

Also from the back cover: "NEBULAE" for Woodwind Quintet (1966) was written and dedicated to the Israel Woodwind Quintet. It consists of three movements which are very close to the concept fast-slow-fast. The piece develops with contrasting statements and structures, the basic element being a five part harmony played at the beginning of the piece. Everything that follows is a variation or an associated idea of this harmony. The second movement is inspired by Biblical cantillations. The character of the five part harmony and the general sound quality of the piece give the title "NEBULAE" to this quintet.

"NEBULAE" was first performed in Israel in February 1966 and in the summer of the same year at the Spoleto Festival by the Israel Woodwind Quintet.

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