Click on the link here for Audio Player – Henri Tomasi:Quintet 1952 – World Premier Performance – 1952
The music of Henri Tomasi this week. His Woodwind Quintet 1952, as performed at it’s premier by Quintett a Vent Francaise, featuring Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jacques Lancelot, Paul Hongne and Gilbert Coursier. As a prominent composer in the 20th Century, Tomasi divided his time between a busy composition as well as conducting schedule. He was a prolific composer, producing some 130 works during his lifetime.
Much of his Chamber music has been overlooked in recent years. This world premier performance of the Woodwind Quintet 1952 hasn’t, as far as I know, been made available in any commercial recording. And as I said when I first posted this piece two years ago with a less-than-satisfactory recording at the time, the world premiere recording of this piece hasn’t been reissued either.
So this recording constitutes a rarity and a somewhat neglected piece.
Just the kind of stuff we offer around here.