Classical Companion

Susanna Watling


Susanna Watling, President – Chamber Music Society of Utica

Susanna Watling is president of the Chamber Music Society of Utica, an organization that is entering its 80th year of hosting chamber ensembles from around the world.  A flutist herself, Susanna has chosen some marvelous works to share.

Favorite Works Playlist
Samuel Barber

-Summer Music for Wind Quintet, Op. 31 (1955)

-Ensemble Wien-Berlin

Johannes Brahms

-Horn Trio in E♭ Major, Op. 40 (1865)

-Itzhak Perlman, violin, Daniel Barenboim, piano, Dale Clevenger, horn

Antonin Dvořák

-Serenade for Winds in D Minor, Op. 44 (1878)

-Camerata Pacifica


-Kleine Kammermusik for five winds, Op. 24, No. 2 (1922)

-Historic performance:  The Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet, recorded in 1956, featuring Mason Jones (French horn), Anthony Gigliotti (clarinet), John deLancie (oboe), Sol Schoenbach (bassoon), and William Kincaid (flute).  Posted on YouTube February 2011.

Also recommended:  Ensemble Azahar

Felix Mendelssohn

-Octet in E-Flat Major, Op. 20 (1825)

-Jasper and Jupiter Quartets

Carl Nielsen

-Quintet for Winds, Op. 43 (1922)

-CARION Quintet

Francis Poulenc

Sextet for Piano and Winds, Op. 100 (1932–39)

Berlin Counterpoint

Allegro vivace 

Divertissement – Andantino 

Finale: Prestissimo 

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