Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group Vol 3

Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group Vol 3 Historic Early 1950’s Recordings

The Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group made a series of LPs for the Westminster Recording Company in the early 1950‘s. Repertoire included the major works for winds by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Strauss. The members of the Wind Group were all long-time members of the Vienna Philharmonic and included two musicians who are stilt revered for their beauty of playing.

Principal clarinet Leopold Wlach (1902 – 1956) and principal horn Gottfried von Freiberg (1908 – 1962) both joined the Philharmonic in 1928 and were professors at the Vienna Academy. While Wlach left commercial recordings of solo repertoire by Mozart and Brahms, Freiberg did not. The Vienna Philharmonic Wind Group recordings provide an opportunity to hear these artists along with their colleagues in settings both intimate and virtuosic.

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