COMPOSER: Richard Strauss
ARTIST: Armonia Ensemble
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“Workshop works, to keep the right hand, freed from the baton, from dozing off too soon” is how Richard Strauss understatedly described his masterly output following his final 1942 opera Capriccio, including his two Sonatinas for 16 winds.
Members of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra founded the Armonia Bläserensemble in 2000. The ensemble’s repertoire ranges from Trio d’Anches and classical wind quintets to Mozart, Dvorák and Richard Strauss.