Ensemble 4.1, Windtet
Describing itself as “the only Piano Windtet of its kind,” Ensemble 4.1 was founded in 2013 with the fostering and oversight of the renowned Goethe Institut. Thomas Hoppe (piano and member of the ATOS Trio), Jörg Schneider (oboe), Alexander Glücksmann (clarinet), Christoph Knitt (bassoon), and Fritz Pahlmann (horn) devote themselves to discovering rarely-played compositions from the 19th and 20th centuries and have rekindled enthusiasm for works by composers such as Walter Gieseking, Theodor Verhey, Hermann Zilcher, and David Stephen (in addition, of course, to masterpieces for this unusual grouping of instruments by Mozart and Beethoven). Ensemble 4.1 has repeatedly been praised for the intoxicating atmosphere and powerful musical communication it delivers onstage. The Lane program includes Mozart’s Quintet in E-flat Major, K452; Beethoven’s Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 16; Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 43; and Avner Dorman’s “Jerusalem Mix” (2007).