Normally nested in the middle of the orchestra, woodwinds take center stage in this collection of chamber treasures from classical music visionaries. Bach’s rhythmic Baroque brilliance shines through in his Sonata for two flutes before the oboe leads from nightfall to twilight in Toru Takemitsu’s poetic, dream-like feature. Steeped in operatic roots, Gian Carlo Menotti’s Clarinet Trio is infused with his signature whimsy and drama—his charming calling-card still shining when written in his eighth decade. The winds join together and this time invite the horn for Mozart’s vivid blend of unique voices, each taking turn in starring and supportive roles.

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