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Original Works For Brass Quintet / Brass Quintet München


Release Date: 12/27/2005 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 92525   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John CheethamEugčne BozzaLeonard BernsteinVincent Persichetti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A luminous disc of brass quintet classics proves a revelation

The quintet medium has never quite established itself as the solid-state default for composers wishing to write for brass but it’s as close as it gets. The majority of works here were inspired by the great American brass tradition and more often than not they are still performed indigenously. So to hear the Munich Brass Quintet (principal players of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) revel in the canny, incisive and easy vernacular of Cheetham, Previn and Bernstein is quite a revelation.

In this beautifully luminous surround-sound recording one can also appreciate the meticulous attention to dynamics, voicing and timbral depth which these
Read more refined German players bring to the probing discourse of Persichetti’s Parable and Kerry Turner’s Richochet from 1994. The latter is a delightful Texan frolic, about as far as you can get from a Bavarian musical landscape, but the musicians find compelling solutions and Turner writes brilliantly for brass, irrespective of dialect. An admirable addition for brass aficionados.

-- Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Gramophone [2/2006]

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Works on This Recording

1.
Brass Menagerie by John Cheetham
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
2.
Sonatine for Brass Quintet by Eugčne Bozza
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; France 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
3.
Dance Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1989-1990; USA 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
4.
Parable II for Brass Quintet, Op. 108 by Vincent Persichetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; USA 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
5.
Mini Overture by Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Poland 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
6.
Four Outings by André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
7.
Ricochet by Kerry Turner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1993; USA 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 

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