The Bratislava Wind Octet has been well-known for its artistic activities since 1972 and belongs to one of the few wind ensembles of its kind in Slovakia.
The rich and colourful repertoire of the ensemble mostly consists of works from the late Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods, and partly by Contemporary works. A considerable part of the repertoire is created by composers who were born, or worked, in Bratislava.
The result of untiring work is the number of concerts at home and abroad ( Austria, Germany, Spain, The near East etc. ). The Bratislava Wind Octet has premiered the works of numerous contemporary composers and has made various recordings for the Slovak Television and Slovak Radio. In the period between 1988-2003 the esemble recorded three CD’s.
The ensemble has been performing in its present from since 1998 and all members belong to leading Bratislava symphony orchestras: The Slovak Philharmonic, Slovak Radio Orchestra and Slovak National Theatre.
SERENADE No.11 E-flat major KV 375
SERENADE No.12 C minor KV 388
The MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (arr.Johann Nepomuk Wendt)
The MAGIC FLUTE (arr.Joseph Heidenreich)
The OCTET in E-flat major op.103
RONDINO FOR WIND OCTET E-flat major
PARTITAS FOR WIND OCTET (No.1-6 )
PARTITA in E-flat major
WIND OCTET D major
OCTET FOR WIND
FOUR PIECES FOR WIND OCTET
CHRISTMAS MOOD FOR WIND OCTET
PETITE SYMPHONIE (flute+wind octet)
DIVERTIMENTO FOR WIND OCTET
W.A. Mozart greeted old Bratislava as a
six- year old. This wonderchild journeyed from us into the world with his father and sister. The Two serenades on our recording come from the period of his years of content, when he married the lovely Constance.
In this recording, we experience Mozart’s music in a new instrumental version. J. Nepomuk Wendt and J. Heidenreich prepared this masterful instrumentation of famous melodies, arias, recitativos, duet and the overtures from the operas The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute.
Our unique chamber ensemble , addresses the listener with a repertoire of music from old and modern Bratislava. It revives the music of bygone times when Bratislava was the capital city of Hungary and also discloses the creativity of contemporary Slovak composers.