Chamber music Wind instruments 1952

Quintet (Quintett)

For flute, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon Commissioned by Radio Bremen

Year of composition 1952
Duration 14 minutes

I Introduction – Theme – Variations
II Very quiet
IIIFast, cheerful – Gallop

World premiere

World premiere 15. February 1953

Radio Bremen

Bläservereinigung des Bremer Philharmonischen Orchesters


The players are invited to emphasize especially the light French nature of their instruments. Everything should sound gracefully and elegant, and nothing should obstruct this, not even the polyphonic structure of the score.

Hans Werner Henze