Welcome to Exploring Chamber Music with Brad Opland and the Chicago Chamber Musicians. This Contrabass Conversations special series highlights chamber music that includes the double bass. Learn more about the Chicago Chamber Musicians by visiting www.chicagochambermusic.org.
We’d like to extend special thanks to both Brad Opland and the Chicago Chamber Musicians for making this series possible. Listen to all Exploring Chamber Music episodes here, and hear Brad Opland in a Contrabass Conversations interview here.
We will be featuring two pieces on the program today. The first is the Wind Serenade in D minor by Antonin Dvorak. This piece is scored for 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 3 horns, cello, and bass. It was recorded live on April 23rd, 2007 by the Chicago Chamber Musicians for their 20th Anniversary Season Finale and features:
- Michael Henoch and Alex Klein – oboe
- Larry Combs and Julie DeRoche – clarinet
- Dennis Michael and Lewis Kirk – bassoon
- Gail Williams, Jeremiah Frederick, Gabrielle Webster – horn
- Katinka Kleijn, cello
- Brad Opland, bass
The second piece on our program today is the String Quintet in C Major by Franz Schubert. This piece was recorded live in 2004.