Strauss: Wind Sonatinas
Berlin Classics 0300576-BC
Strauss: Wind Sonatina No 2 in E-flat major, Happy Workshop: IV, Andante – Allegro (14:21)
This new album is one of many in 2014 to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Richard Strauss. The Wind Sonatinas are late works, written by Strauss as he was approaching the age of 80, perhaps inspired by the sounds of his youth. The Armonia Ensemble is comprised of leading soloists from the acclaimed Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra who have dedicated themselves to large-scale chamber music pieces for wind instruments.