Members of the Montreal Festival Winds at a
recording session for "Bach in the Wind".
Mordechai Rechtman is a renowned bassoonist, conductor, arranger,
teacher and educator. Together with his parents he left Germany in 1933
and came to Israel in 1934. Between 1946 and 1991 he was principal bassoonist
with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
While pursuing his career as a bassoonist, Mordechai Rechtman has spent
much time writing transcriptions and arrangements for wind quintet,
wind instruments and large wind ensembles. His unique talent as an arranger
has been highly acclaimed. His arrangements, published by leading publishing
houses, were played by orchestras and major ensembles all over the world.
"When the musicians sounded the first few measures of the Bach,
they did to our ears what happens to our eyes when we are dazzled."
" No one knows more about winds than Rechtman, a claim that
seemed to be confirmed not only by his arrangements from Bach's organ
works, but in the way he conducted the group." - The Montreal Gazette,
FLUTE / PICCOLO
OBOE / ENGLISH HORN
CLARINET / BASS CLARINET
BASSOON / CONTRA BASSOON
Louis Philippe Marsolais
TROMBONE / BASS TROMBONE