This innovative ensemble from the Netherlands has spawned an entire new genre of chamber music for reed quintet, featuring stunningly colorful arrangements of traditional repertoire, alongside new works commissioned from composers worldwide. Free.
Oliver Boekhoorn, oboe
Ivar Berix, clarinet
Raaf Hekkema, saxophone
Jelte Althuis, bass clarinet
Alban Wesly, bassoon
“Five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.” – The Times
Five passionate wind players. Virtuoso musicians and brilliant arrangers. The creators of a completely new genre: the reed quintet. They are a source of inspiration to a fresh generation reed players that follows in their footsteps. The repertoire of Calefax spans many centuries of music. They breathe new life into classical chamber music by arranging it themselves to fit their own unique reed quintet line up: oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet and bassoon. Next to that, approximately two hundred original works have by now been written especially for Calefax by composers from all over the world. drawning influences from classical and world music, jazz and improvisation.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750): Prelude and Fugue in E flat Major, WTC Book 1
Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856): Waldszenen, Op.82
Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949) :Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
Alexander Scriabin (1872 – 1915): Etudes
Jakob TV (b. 1951): Billie
Steve Reich (b. 1936): New York Counterpoint