This batch of recordings, all of wind-centric pieces, divides into two groups: one of chamber works and one of concertos or other works featuring a solo instrument. Including some well-known and often-recorded works and some that have never before been available on CD, this set demonstrates the virtuosity of today’s historically informed performers and hints at the range and quantity of Classical wind music, which is still easy to overlook as a genre to listen to and to perform.

Ignaz Joseph Pleyel: Partitas for winds (Accent acc24276, rec 2012, 68′) includes four works written by Pleyel for string ensembles and arranged for winds by multiple other composers and one partita which may be original or arranged. I find this genre fascinating and the arrangements interesting to contemplate, but I wish that the CD case indicated the arranged nature...

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