Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C minor, K. 388, 'Nachtmusik'
The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Only in his eighth decade did Leos Janacek allow the spirit and enthusiasm of youth to impregnate his works, but when he did the result was life-affirming. That is exemplified by Mladi, a wind sextet that bubbles forth with generosity and warmth from a grateful composer who waited many years for recognition. Wind soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra present the work here alongside charming works for wind from France offset by the alluring nocturnal darkness of Mozart's C minor Wind Serenade.