|Poulenc||Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano, FP 43|
|Louise Farrenc||Sextet in C minor for piano and winds, Op. 40|
|Mozart||Adagio & Rondo in C minor for glass harmonica & string quintet, K617 (arr. for piano and woodwinds)|
|Rimsky-Korsakov||Quintet in B flat for piano and winds, Op. 11|
|Philharmonia Orchestra Chamber Players|
Poulenc’s tuneful and spirited Trio from the 1920s is followed by the Sextet by another remarkable French composer, Louise Farrenc (1804-75), also a renowned 19th-century performer and Professor of Piano at the Paris Conservatoire for 30 years.
Complemented by Mozart’s beautiful Adagio & Rondo in C minor, originally for the highly unusual combination of glass harmonica and quintet, their concert ends with the colourful and exuberant quintet by Rimsky-Korsakov, composed for a competition in Russia in 1876.