Artists

Les Vents Français

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Éric Le Sage

Piano

Program

Philippe Hersant

Osterlied for Wind Quintet and Piano

August Klughardt

Wind Quintet in C major Op. 79

Thierry Escaich

Mechanic Song for Wind Quintet and Piano

Paul Hindemith

Little Chamber Music for Wind Quintet Op. 24/2

Elliott Carter

Esprit Rude / Esprit Doux for Flute and Clarinet

Francis Poulenc

Sextet for Wind Quintet and Piano FP 100

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

The ensemble Les Vents Français brings together five of today’s most accomplished wind virtuosos. One of the group’s aims is to expand the repertoire for this extraordinary and highly colorful mix of instruments: together with pianist Éric Le Sage, the ensemble has premiered Philippe Hersant’s Osterlied and Thierry Escaich’s Mechanic Song, two works that will be heard as part of its Pierre Boulez Saal debut. Compositions by Hindemith, Klughardt, Carter, and Poulenc complete the program.