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Class Brass - On The Edge


Release Date: 02/23/1993 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80305   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Dmitri ShostakovichJacques OffenbachAram KhachaturianReinhold Gliere,   ... 
Performer:  Sam PilafianEric RuskeRichard JensenScott Hartman,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Festive Overture, Op. 96 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Richard Jensen (Percussion),
Scott Hartman (Trombone), Frank Epstein (Percussion), Timothy Morrison (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Andrew Roe (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sam Pilafian. 
2.
Gaîté Parisienne: Can-can from "Orphée aux enfers" by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Timothy Morrison (Trumpet), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Frank Epstein (Percussion),
Scott Hartman (Trombone), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Andrew Roe (Trumpet),
Richard Jensen (Percussion), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig.
'Gaîté Parisienne' is a pastiche of various works by Jacques Offenbach, selected and arranged as a ballet score by Manuel Rosenthal. 
3.
Gayaneh: Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Eric Ruske (French Horn), Scott Hartman (Trombone), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Frank Epstein (Xylophone), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942/1957; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
4.
The Red Poppy, Op. 70: Russian Sailors' Dance by Reinhold Gliere
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Eric Ruske (French Horn), Sam Pilafian (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1927; USSR 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Egil Smedvig. 
5.
Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33a: March by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Scott Hartman (Trombone), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919/1924; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Egil Smedvig. 
6.
Samson et Dalila, Op. 47: Bacchanale by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Timothy Morrison (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Sam Pilafian (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Written: 1877 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
7.
Sinfonietta: 1st movement, Allegretto "Sokol Fanfare" by Leos Janácek
Performer:  Scott Hartman (Trombone), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Brno, Czech Republic 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
8.
Carmen: Suite no 1 - Act 4 Prelude "Aragonaise" by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Timothy Morrison (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
9.
L'arlésienne: Suite no 2 - 4th movement, Farandole by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Andrew Roe (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Eric Ruske (French Horn), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig.
'L'arlésienne: Suite no 2' was written by Ernest Guiraud c. 1879 after
Bizet's incidental music to 'L'arlésienne.' 
10.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Eric Ruske (French Horn),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
11.
Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1, Op. 10: Procession of Sardar by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov
Performer:  Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Eric Ruske (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 4 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Egil Smedvig. 
12.
Candide: Overture by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Eric Ruske (French Horn), Scott Hartman (Trombone), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
13.
Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone), Eric Ruske (French Horn),
Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Sam Pilafian (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Romania 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 11 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 
14.
Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 3, Saturday Night Waltz by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Scott Hartman (Trombone), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Eric Ruske (French Horn), Sam Pilafian (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Sam Pilafian. 
15.
Firebird Suite: Berceuse by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Scott Hartman (Trombone), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Eric Ruske (French Horn),
Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  Berkshire Performing Arts Center 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Rolf Smedvig. 

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