Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Igor Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" by QUILF Wind Quintet

The calendar tells me that spring has been here for a week, but the chilly wind outside denies it. I'm hoping Stravinsky's piece works some magic. "Rite of Spring" was written for full orchestra; here it's performed by the QUILF Wind Quintet (Johanna Borenstein, flute; Jack Cozen Harel, oboe; Michael Byerly, clarinet; Marat Rakhmatullaev, bassoon; and Rachel Childers, horn). Thanks to Konstantin Golovchinsky for the Vimeo clip, and to Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for posting it on Facebook.