The musical album A Night at the Bolshoi is a tribute and an expression of admiration of the ensemble members to the works by the great masters whose operas and ballets form the basis of the Russian Bolshoi Theatre repertoire.
Music lovers will appreciate the new interpretation by the Bolshoi Theatre Wind Quintet. Musical hits in the Quintet’s interpretation, on the one hand, are based on the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra performance traditions and, on the other hand, are unique in their original performance and interpretation.
The fantasia, potpourri and intermezzo genres featured in the new album clearly demonstrate the virtuoso musicianship of the Quintet players for whom these arrangements were composed.
The Bolshoi Theatre Wind Quintet programme includes both original works written specifically for the quintet and arrangements of classical works, including excerpts from operas and ballets from the Bolshoi Theatre repertoire, transporting us to performances at Russia’s main musical theatre.
The Bolshoi Theatre Wind Quintet has an unusual composition: unlike a string or brass quintet, the instruments comprising the classical wind quintet are completely different by nature. Blending together, like colours on the artist’s palette, the 5 pure timbres produce an astounding array of shades and hues as if they were the 5 forces of the universe, the 5 elements or the 5 senses.