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Overtures - Bach, Rossini, Et Al / Münchner Posaunen Quartet


Release Date: 01/22/2008 
Label:  Audite   Catalog #: 97533   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJoseph Bodin de BoismortierGioachino RossiniSamuel Barber,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Münchner Posaunen Quartett has a demanding goal in mind and ear. The four musicians aim to open up anew all the sonic facets of 400 years of stylistic diversity from Michael Praetorius (1612) to Samuel Barber (1936). And they succeed in this aim on the CD presented here: One listens to familiar works more intensively than ever less familiar works markedly heighten the joy in making new discoveries, encouraging the listener to continue and repeat the experience. Baroque music theorist Johann Mattheson's statement from 1713 was considered valid for a long time, namely that 'the large and small trombones can form a complete choir, but are only rarely used apart from church music and solemnities.' But that was not all that challenged the Read more Munich quartet to take exception. They were also challenged to prove that the unjustifiably termed 'heavy brass' can definitely attain a thoroughly chamber-music-like tenderness and expressive richness - as the baroque informant Mattheson puts it, 'a gallant gentleman acquiring a complete conception and dignity from the noble MUSIC.' Thomas Horch is principal trombonist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He is lecturer at the Richard-Strauss-Conservatory and from 2008 on at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Dany Bonvin is principal trombonist of the Munich Philharmonic and member of the ensemble Blechschaden. He is professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Uli Pförtsch is principal trombonist of the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera. Volker Hensiek is bass trombonist of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. He is teaching at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2: Prelude and Fugue no 16 in G minor, BWV 885 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Sonata in A minor by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; France 
3.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
4.
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11 by Samuel Barber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; Rome, Italy 
5.
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1886-1889; France 
6.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 3 in F major by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
7.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1: no 4 in F minor by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
8.
Don Pasquale: Overture by Gaetano Donizetti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Italy 
9.
Terpsichore: Dance Suite by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Trombone Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; Germany 

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