German Brass: Brass Hommage | Berlin Classics 0301067BC

German Brass: Brass Hommage

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Label: Berlin Classics

Cat No: 0301067BC

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 17th August 2018

Contents

Artists

German Brass

Artists

German Brass

About

When you read the name German Brass, you know just where you’re at: here are musicians who can conjure up the most finely-honed degrees of timbre, volume and pitch that it is humanly possible to produce on brass instruments. It rings true: German Brass represents the hallmark of the highest quality brass music made in Germany – or as Concerti magazine put it: “Trailblazers of the Brass scene”.

The ensemble’s last album was all about pre-Christmas anticipation, joyful messages and everything that revolves round Bach, Telemann and Handel. Brass Hommage takes us to the opposite end of the calendar spectrum. Things are colourful, rhythmic, exotic even.

After a bombastic introduction by way of Strauss’s Thus spake Zarathustra it’s off to the south and the west, armed with a sun hat and shades: two CDs feature classics ranging from Black Bottom Stomp, via Quien Sera, As Time Goes By, Tico Tico to Oye Como va. This is the perfect programme for hot days and balmy nights.

With their virtuosity, their brilliant musicality and their own special charm, they have definitely placed their stamp on brass culture. Their declared goal is to reproduce the grand-scale resonant sound of an organ. That’s what inspires German Brass’s arrangers and members to produce that sound which has given this top-flight ensemble an inimitable edge for decades. They have been making German brass history now for more than 40 years. Founded in 1974, they seem not to have grown a day older since then. Proof of that can be seen in their full concert schedule. The fact that the ensemble recruits musicians from Germany’s top orchestras means that they can offer outstanding quality, and their collaboration over decades still has audiences gasping, wide-eyed and perking up their ears to hear this musical cornucopia.

“What an audio experience” – RBB Kulturradio

“Since 1974 eleven brass players from Germany’s best orchestras have been applying metallic lustre to the music scene under the name of German Brass.” – WAZ


Tracklisting:
CD 1
1. Also sprach Zarathustra
2. Odysee in Brass
3. El Tango la Cumparsita
4. Black Bottom Stomp
5. It Was a Very Good Year
6. Brasileirinho
7. Spiritual Rhapsody
8. Feliz año Mexico
9. Ballade for Two Wings
10. Tres Mambos
11. As Time Goes By
12. ¿Quién Serà?
13. El Choclo
14. Cornets Chop Suey
15. Al son de Cuba

CD2
1. Spirit of Brass (Fanfare)
2. It's Alright With Me
3. Horn of My Soul
4. Fever
5. Samba de Rio
6. Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
7. I'm Coming Virginia
8. Bourbon Street Parade
9. Camino del Indio (Piedra y Camino)
10. Singin' the Blues
11. Tico Tico
12. Besame mucho
13. Adios Pampa mia
14. T-Bone Blues
15. Oye Como va

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