WOLF & Anthony Romaniuk

Quintets for Pianoforte & Winds

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Evil Penguin
UPC: 0608917722529
Catnr: EPRC 0038
Release date: 01 October 2021
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€ 19.95
Evil Penguin
Catalogue number
EPRC 0038
Release date
01 October 2021

"their execution finds a subtle balance between the generous overall paste and the individual interventions."

Diapason, 01-4-2022

About the album

"I myself consider it to be the best thing I've written so far" - this is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's own description of his Quintet for Piano and Wind Instruments, K 452.
The quintet made such an impression on his contemporaries that the young Ludwig van Beethoven also used it as a template for his own Op. 16. The unusual combination of instruments employed in these pieces, unique in Mozart's case, encouraged them to experiment with genres, blurring the boundaries between chamber music, symphonic writing, concerto, and operatic aria. WOLF's approach to this repertoire is guided by its use of historical instruments; they are joined for these works by fortepianist Anthony Romaniuk.

"Ich selbst halte es für das Beste, was ich bisher geschrieben habe" - so beschrieb Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart selbst sein Quintett für Klavier und Blasinstrumente KV 452.
Das Quintett beeindruckte seine Zeitgenossen so sehr, dass es auch dem jungen Ludwig van Beethoven als Vorlage für sein eigenes Op. 16 diente. Die ungewöhnliche Kombination von Instrumenten, die in diesen Stücken zum Einsatz kommt und die in Mozarts Fall einzigartig ist, ermutigte sie zu Experimenten mit verschiedenen Gattungen und ließ die Grenzen zwischen Kammermusik, Sinfonie, Konzert und Opernarie verschwimmen. Die Herangehensweise von WOLF an dieses Repertoire wird durch die Verwendung historischer Instrumente bestimmt; der Fortepianist Anthony Romaniuk unterstützt sie bei diesen Werken.


WOLF is a Belgian wind collective, specialised in classical music, performerd on period instruments. The members of WOLF have all won their spurs with the most prominent ensembles at home and abroad. The specificity and playing style of old instruments are the guiding principle in their approach to 18th- and 19th-century chamber music.

In 2012-2013, they have performed a first series of successful concerts around serenades for wind instruments by Mozart and Beethoven. WOLF then joined forces with a group of like-minded string players, followed in 2014-2015 by a concert series around Mozart's famous clarinet quintet. In 2016, Australian pianist Anthony Romaniuk joins WOLF.


their execution finds a subtle balance between the generous overall paste and the individual interventions.
Diapason, 01-4-2022

The performances are more subtle than dramatic and the fire is created in part by the very direct recording
Luister, 01-12-2021

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