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    Hi guys,

    I have great admiration and love for all of Mozart's concerti for wind instruments. The 4 horn concerti, the oboe one, the bassoon one, the clarinet one, the flute one and even the others for combined instruments.

    I also love Haydn's trumpet concerto.

    Now I've just realised that I don't really know any other popular wind concerti from any period, and I'd really love to discover new music in that category.

    Help me please!

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    Mozart had a great talent to create catchy melodies in his concertos...

    From baroque period:

    Two main composers: Telemann and Vivaldi

    Some specific examples


    Look for Telemann concerto for two horns from his Tafelmusik. A great concerto. Here is the 1st movement, Maestoso: http://www.box.net/shared/9cjh6bk8t5

    An obscure concerto for oboe d'amore by Telemann (one of my first "love" for Telemann): http://www.box.net/shared/5uxz9shimz

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    Vivaldi composed many many and many concerto concerto for winds...
    There is the famous concerto for two trumpets. Here is the first movement: http://www.box.net/shared/tohgnn8nmo

    Also flute concerto from op. 10.

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    Look also for Heinichen wind concertos: Musica Antiqua Köln recorded a fine CD of concerti. Some of them are for winds. Example: http://www.box.net/shared/imtq8fpjja

    Look also for Stölzel's trompet concertos. Great output. Example: http://www.box.net/shared/c7tu78tsv3

    If you like baroque trumpet concerto, you must have this CD: http://www.amazon.com/Baroque-Trumpe...1279355&sr=1-5

    Handel composed a few oboe concertos, but nothing great imho. His concerti a due cori, which contain some winds, are good, but nothing special too.
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    Beethoven wrote some Quintets and Septets for or with wind instruments...a particular one escapes me at the moment...

    As for Baroque, Telemann's Flute Concerto is a good choice. It's been a while since I've heard that one! You reminded me of it.

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    Wow, I just realized I can think of nary a wind concerto from the nineteenth century.

    Twentieth, though. Too many to list. Flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, there's something, many somethings, for everyone.

    You know the Nielsen concerti, right? One for clarinet and one for flute. Those are very nice indeed. Late Nielsen.

    Holmboe also for flute and for clarinet.

    Chavez for trombone.

    That's a very short list, and only ones I've heard and liked. Type in "horn concerto" or whatever at Amazon.com. You'll see!

    Even more tons of stuff for solo winds and electronics. (Typing in something like "bass clarinet and tape" returns some strange results. But if you can sift through what Amazon thinks you want...!)

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    Interesting. Thank you Handel for your suggestions and abstracts, it is much appreciated.

    Eric, I'm curious about Beethoven's wind chamber music. I'll look into it.

    Has anyone heard the famous clarinet concerto by Weber? I'd like to know if it's good.

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    R. Strauss' Horn Concertos are famous also.

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    Handel, I've copied and saved your reply here.
    I'd only add that the Tafelmusik is available in a great, compact 4CD box set on the Brilliant Classics label, which I recommend without reservation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morigan View Post
    Eric, I'm curious about Beethoven's wind chamber music. I'll look into it.
    You can download recent performances of Beethoven's Octet for Winds and Rondino for wind octet here and here.
    Not quite a concerto, but Dvorak's Serenade for Winds, Op.44, is another favourite work of mine.

    Has anyone heard the famous clarinet concerto by Weber? I'd like to know if it's good.
    I love clarinet concerti, and works for clarinet in general, from the Classical era. I would also recommend works by Crusell (he was a clarinet exponent) and second Handel's choice of Heinichen. Another famous trumpet concerto from the Baroque is by Tartini.

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    Also look for J.J.Quantz. He was a flautist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morigan View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have great admiration and love for all of Mozart's concerti for wind instruments. The 4 horn concerti, the oboe one, the bassoon one, the clarinet one, the flute one and even the others for combined instruments.

    I also love Haydn's trumpet concerto.

    Now I've just realised that I don't really know any other popular wind concerti from any period, and I'd really love to discover new music in that category.

    Help me please!
    Schumann: Concertstück for four horns and orchestra
    Rimsky-Korsakov: Concerto for trombone and orchestra
    Vaughan Williams: one for oboe, one for tuba
    Pletnev's arrangement of the Beethoven violin concerto, for clarinet and orchestra
    Miaskovsky: Lyric Concertino, Op 32 (for flute, clarinet, horn, bassoon, harp and string orchestra)
    Bruch: concerto for clarinet and viola

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    Not to forget P.D.Q. Bach's Flight of the Bass fish.

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    Thank you all!

    As I am a suscribed of Naxos' musical database, I can listen to any of their recordings on the Web. I'll do this as I work today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morigan View Post
    Thank you all!

    As I am a suscribed of Naxos' musical database, I can listen to any of their recordings on the Web. I'll do this as I work today.
    So am I.

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    This is a great benefit to music lovers.
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Harwood View Post
    Handel, I've copied and saved your reply here.
    What do you mean?
    At first, I discovered the wonders of classical music through the marvels of its baroque period and especially those from Mr. Handel, which explain my forum nickname. About 10 years ago, my interest leaned over classical period and Herr Haydn's production. The music bus recently drove me to the early 1800s. Where will it end?

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    Hi Handel.
    I mean, your first reply to this post was so informative that I saved it on my computer for easy future reference. Hope that's OK!
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