The armonia ensemble, made from the ranks of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the MDR Symphony Orchestra wind sections, dishes up a veritable explosion of sound on their new GENUIN release. At the heart of their exploration of Harmoniemusik, music for an ensemble of woodwinds, horns, and double bass, is Mozart's Gran Partita, the opus ultimum of the genre. In addition, the elite wind players allow us to discover three works by Salieri, whose material was crafted just for them: An opera overture, an Armonia per un tempio della notte,? and a Piccola Serenata. The armonia ensemble produces a dense, historically informed sound that beautifully showcases the splendor of these four extraordinary works.