Moonwids

MOONWIDS

Moonwinds was born of an artistic initiative by Joan Enric Lluna who aimed to bring together outstanding woodwind players to form a fixed chamber music group. Moonwinds seeks to bring the public a new perspective on woodwind instruments, which boast a wide repertoire and unique sound qualities, granting them a special place in the classical panorama, and yet much of them have been awaiting until now to be rediscovered.

The group members have all had stellar careers in the major orchestras and teaching centres of Europe. The permanent members of the group are: Cristina Gómez and J. Antonio Ferriol (oboes), Joan E. Lluna and M. Ángeles Galán (clarinets), David Tomás and Higinio Arrue (bassoons), David Fernández Alonso and José M. Lluna (French horns), Toni García (double bass). Other members collaborate with MW when the repertoire so requires, always combining great players and good friends, a basic tenet of the group’s philosophy.

Moonwinds first performed in public in Spring 2006, and by the end of that year had released their first CD with Harmonia Mundi featuring Mozart (Gran Partita) and Martín y Soler, works that they brought to public attention with a tour of the Valencian and Catalan regions. The second CD, likewise with Harmonia Mundi, was a transcription of the opera Una cosa rara by Martín y Soler, together with other works by the same composer, performed at Cadogan Hall in London. The third CD, W.A. Mozart’s Serenades was released with Temps Record, and distributed by HM Ibérica.

Moonwinds appeared at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to mark the start of the Spanish presidency of the European Union in January 2010, as guests of the Spanish Embassy in the British capital. Other memorable events include their performances at the Palau de la Música Catalana in Barcelona and the Palau de la Música in Valencia. Future commitments will see MW performing throughout Spain and other European countries. Moonwinds was the resident ensemble at the Auditori de Barcelona in the 2012-2013 season.

MOONWINDS CLASSIC

(Octeto de viento + contrabajo)
Ejemplos de repertorio: Mozart Serenatas, Martín y SolerDivertimentos

QUINTETO MOONWINDS

Ejemplos de repertorio: Quintetos de Barber, Nielsen, y cuartetos y quintetos con piano

MOONWINDS CLASSIC PLUS

Ejemplos de repertorio: Strauss, Sonatina y Sinfonía para vientos;Mozart Gran Partita

ENSEMBLE MOONWINDS

(Grupo Mixto)
Ejemplos de repertorio: Prokofiev, Obertura sobre temas hebreos;Del Águila, Salón Buenos Aires

MOONWINDS SINFONIETTA

(Orquesta de Cámara)

Ejemplos de repertorio: Mozart Sinfonía nº25, Sinfonías concertantes.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenata en Mi b Mayor K375

1. Allegro maestoso / 2. Menuetto I / 3. Adagio / 4. Menuetto II / 5. Allegro

Serenata en Do menor K388 (384a)

6. Allegro / 7. Andante / 8. Menuetto in canone – Trio al canone rovescio / 9. Allegro

Martín y Soler Divertimenti. Moonwinds

by Moonwinds, Joan Enric Lluna | Martín y Soler Divertimenti. Moonwinds

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HMI902010. Harmonia Mundi

Vicente Martín y Soler (1754-1806)

Una cosa rara ossia bellezza ed onestà (Transcriptions d’airs d’opéra pour ensemble à vent par Johann Nepomuk Wendt, révision par Peter Schreiber)

1. Nº1 Sinfonia / 2. Nº4 Più bianca di giglio / 3. Nº5 UN briccone senza cuore / 4. Nº6 Lilla mia, dove sei gita / 5. Nº10 O quanto un sì bel giubilo / 6. Nº13 Cavatevi padroni la gran follia di testa / 7. Nº14 Dammi la cara mano / 8. Nº 15 Consola la pene / 9. Nº16 Non farmi più languir / 10. Nº18 Su, su, cacciatori – Compatite, o gran Regina – Viva, viva la Regina – Seghidiglia: Quando l’alba nascente.

11-14. Divertimento nº2 en Si bémol majeur

15-18. Divertimento nº3 en Si bémol majeur

19-22. Divertimento nº4 en Si bémol majeur

Apodado ‘el Mozart valenciano’, Vicente Martín y Soler era tan famoso en su tiempo como su contemporáneo austriaco. Su gran éxito, la ópera Una cosa rara, muestra una ‘cosa muy rara’: la belleza y la honradez reunidas en la persona de una hermosa campesina! La obra fue arreglada para un conjunto a viento firmados por Johann Nepomuk Wendt, y citados por Mozart en su Don Giovanni. En complemento del programa: tres ‘divertimenti‘ inéditos al disco.

Vicente Martín y Soler, nicknamed ‘the Valencian Mozart‘, was a famous in his own day as his Austrian contemporary. The ‘very rare thing’ depicted in his biggest success, the opera Una cosa rara, is the combination of beauty and honesty, in the person of a charming peasant girl! The work was arranged for wind ensemble by Johann Nepomuk Wendt, and Mozart quoted from it in Don Giovanni. This programme is completed by premiere recordings of three divertimenti.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Serenata en Si b Mayor K.361 Gran Partita

1. Largo-Molto Allegro (9:06) / 2. Menuetto-Trio I-Trio II  (8:21)/ 3. Adagio (5:10)/ 4. Menuetto: Allegretto-Trio I-Trio II (4:35)/ 5. Romance: Adagio-Alegretto (6:21)/ 6. Tema con 6 variazioni (Andante) (9:10)/ 7. Finale (Molto Allegro) (3:20)

El rapto en el serrallo (Arreglo para viento deJohann Nepomuk Wendt)

8. Obertura (Presto) (1:27)/ 9. ‘Hier soll ich dich sehen’ (2:44)/ 10. ‘Ich gehe, doch rate ich dir’ (2:54)/ 11. ‘Durch Zärlichkeit und Schmeichein’ (2:54)/ 12. ‘Wenn der Freude Tränen fliessen’ (3:49)/ 13. ‘Ha, wie will triumphieren’ (1:56)/ 14. ‘Welche Wonne, welche Lust’ (2:38)/ 15. ‘Vivat Bacchus, Bachus lebe’ (1:59)

Vicente Martín y Soler (1754-1806)

Divertimento para octeto de viento sobre temas de Una cosa rara

16. Allegro con brio (2:44)/ 17. Andante sostenuto (3:03)/ 18. Allegro (2:05)/ 19. Cotillón-Trío (1:41)

Duración total: 76:07

Mozart y sus contemporáneos a menudo debían satisfacer los pedidos musicales de la aristocracia para todo tipo de eventos mundanos. Sin embargo, el músico de Salzburgo supo otorgar una dimensión mucho más profunda a un género tradicionalmente sin demasiadas pretensiones y la Gran Partita, sin perder su finalidad lúdica, es una magnífica muestra de ello. Paralelamente, losDivertimentos de Martín y Soler sobre Una cosa rara, y de Went sobre El Rapto en el Serrallo, completan un retrato certero de lo que era, en el siglo XVIII, la música de noble entretenimiento.

Along with his contemporaries, Mozart was often called upon to fulfil de aristocracy’s musical requests destined for all kinds of society events. He, for sure, knew how to provide a much profounder dimension to any genre which did no normally have too many expectations placed upon it and the Gran Partita, without losing its playful aim, is a superb example of this. In a similar way, theDivertimentos of Martín y Soler on Una cosa rara, and of Went on Die Entfübrung aus dem Serail, fill out an accurate portrait of what was, in the 18th century, music meant for noble entertainment.

Moonwinds, conducted by Joan Enric Luna, at the Spanish National Centre for the Dissemination of Music (CNDM).

By Juan Carlos Justiniano

Moonwinds. Joan Enric Lluna (conductor). Works by
César Cano, Arvo Pärt, José Luis Turina, Toshio
Hosokawa, Blai Soler and Joseph Horovitz. Series 20/21.
Museum Cycle. MNCARS Auditorio 400. 17 November
2014, 7.30pm.
https://www.codalario.com/moonwinds/criticas/criticamoonwinds–con-direccion-de-joan-enric-luna–en-elcndm_2557_5_6205_0_1_in.html
Another Monday, and the cycle at the Spanish National
Centre for the Dissemination of Music (CNDM) is fulfilling
its task of providing a benchmark for contemporary music
and new works through the scheduling of world
premières of (preferably Spanish) works. This is perhaps
the most interesting cycle to date, and undoubtedly one
for which there has been the greatest need. On this
occasion, suggestion and immediacy were the defining
characteristics of the concert led by the Moonwinds
Ensemble which took place on 17 November in
Auditorium 400 at the Reina Sofía museum. Moonwinds,
the project that sprang to life in 2006 under the direction
ofJoan Enric Lluna, is based on the original and
inspiring idea that woodwind and brass sounds are a
perfect combination and have an organic connection.
This central tenet, approached from a chamber-music
perspective, is expressed both in the choice of very
appropriate repertoire, focussed on complex and
demanding scores and the requirement for an ensemble,
like Moonwinds, with experience, commitment and great
powers of concentration.
And so it is that Lluna’s artistic personality (forged in the
Classical-Romantic repertoire) seems to be reflected in
the ensemble’s programming for its visit to Madrid. 

My sincerity and I

For example, the admirable compromise regarding
contemporary music demonstrated by the Moonwinds
group, with Joan Enric Lluna conducting (and playing),
showed that rigorous work is capable of adding value to
repertoire that does not yet bear the stamp of the passing
of time and of history

 

Moonwinds, conducted by Joan Enric Lluna, at the CNDM

Moonwinds, the project that sprang to life in 2006 under
the direction of Joan Enric Lluna, is based on the original
and inspiring idea that woodwind and brass sounds are a
perfect combination and have an organic connection.
This central tenet, approached from a chamber-music
perspective, is expressed both in the choice of very
appropriate repertoire, which focussed on complex and
demanding scores, and the requirement for an ensemble,
like Moonwinds, with experience, commitment and great
powers of concentration.