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A Night In Vienna - Mozart, Strauss / English Brass Ensemble


Release Date: 10/25/2005 
Label:  Brass Classics   Catalog #: 3002   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Strauss Jr.Johann Strauss Sr.
Performer:  James GourlayJames HandyPaul ArchibaldDavid Whitson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc, along with its partner, Joie de Vivre, heralds the launch of the Brass Classics label. The music of Mozart and Strauss, in these skillful arrangements by Paul Archibald and James Gourlay, provides the perfect platform for the virtuosic talents of the English Brass Ensemble. Mozart's majestic Magic Flute overture is a perfect foil for the quirky Rondo alla Turca. These pieces, along with the superbly delicate Concert Rondo, the German Dances and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, give a flavour of the refined Vienna of the eighteenth century. Strauss' Die Fledermaus overture, a tour de force for the Ensemble, is complimented by the finesse and grace of Tales From The Vienna Woods. A terrifyingly tumultuous rendition of the Thunder and Read more Lightening Polka, followed by the famous Radetzky March, completes the picture of nineteenth century Viennese musical life. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Gourlay (Tuba), James Handy (French Horn), Paul Archibald (Trumpet),
David Whitson (Trombone), Richard Martin (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
2.
Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E flat major, K 371 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Gourlay (Tuba), Paul Archibald (Trumpet), David Whitson (Trombone),
James Handy (French Horn), Richard Martin (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
3.
German Dances (6), K 600 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  David Whitson (Trombone), James Handy (French Horn), Paul Archibald (Trumpet),
James Gourlay (Tuba), Richard Martin (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
4.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Archibald (Trumpet), David Whitson (Trombone), James Handy (French Horn),
James Gourlay (Tuba), Richard Martin (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  James Handy (French Horn), James Gourlay (Tuba), David Whitson (Trombone),
Paul Archibald (Trumpet), Richard Martin (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
6.
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  James Handy (French Horn), James Gourlay (Tuba), Richard Martin (Trumpet),
Paul Archibald (Trumpet), David Whitson (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
7.
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  James Gourlay (Tuba), James Handy (French Horn), Richard Martin (Trumpet),
David Whitson (Trombone), Paul Archibald (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
8.
Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  David Whitson (Trombone), James Handy (French Horn), Richard Martin (Trumpet),
Paul Archibald (Trumpet), James Gourlay (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 
9.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Performer:  David Whitson (Trombone), James Handy (French Horn), Richard Martin (Trumpet),
James Gourlay (Tuba), Paul Archibald (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arrangers: James Gourlay; Paul Archibald. 

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