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Romantic Music for Brass

Center City Brass Quintet: Romantic Music for Brass

The Classical Shop
release date: January 2004

Originally recorded in 2003

Artists:

Center City Brass Quintet



Venue:

First Baptist Church, Cleveland Heights, Ohio



Producer:

James Darling

(Associate)

Shaun Abraham

(Associate)

Michael Schulze

(Recording)

Engineer:

Michael Schulze



Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

Brass




Total Time - 55:28
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Romantic Music for Brass

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FELIX MENDELSSOHN

(1809-1847)
  premiere recording in this version  
 

Quartet No. 1, Op. 12

21:59  
  in E flat major - in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur  
  Arranged for Brass Quintet by Verne Reynolds  
1 I Adagio non troppo - Allegro non tardante 7:29
2 II Canzonetta. Allegretto - Più mosso 4:24
3 III Andante espressivo - 3:13
4 IV Molto allegro e vivace 6:48
   
 

VIKTOR EWALD

(1860-1935)
 

Quintet No. 3, Op. 11

17:52  
  in D flat major - in Des-Dur - en ré bémol majeur  
5 I Allegro moderato 5:29
6 II Intermezzo 4:58
7 III Andante 3:41
8 IV Vivo 3:39
   
 

OSKAR BOHME

(1870-1938)
 

Sextet for Brass, Op. 30*

15:52  
  in E flat minor - in es-Moll - en mi bémol mineur  
9 I Adagio ma non tropo - Allegro molto 5:49
10 II Allegro vivace 2:16
11 III Andante cantabile 3:52
12 IV Finale. Allegro con spirito 3:50
This is the fourth Chandos CD to feature the Center City Brass Quintet.

The acclaimed ensemble takes its name from the famous downtown district of Philadelphia, where the ensemble was founded in 1985 by students of the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music. Although the members have gone on to establish successful solo careers and assume positions with major symphony orchestras around the country, the group continues to perform together regularly.

The repertoire here is all highly romantic and melodic, with the rich sonorities of the group’s instruments especially striking in the acoustics of the First Baptist Church, Ohio.

Much of the music is rarely performed, making this disc an important addition to the catalogue.


Mendelssohn, one of the founding fathers of Romanticism, composed his String Quartet, Op. 12 in 1829, at the height of his compositional powers. The work is an attempt at advancing the string quartet beyond Beethoven’s great last quartets. This recording presents the work as interpreted for brass by the noted American horn player and teacher,Verne Reynolds, who arranged the work for the Eastman Brass Quintet, the ensemble he founded.

Russian composers as different as Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky were inspired by German Romantics such as Schumann, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The lyrical side of Schumann’s chamber music is the model for Viktor Ewald’s Quintet No. 3 in D flat major. Schumann’s preference for instruments of lower pitch is reflected in this quintet’s mellow sonorities, which make much of the trombone and tuba and for the most part keep even the trumpets in their golden middle register.

Though composed in the first decade of the twentieth century, Oskar Böhme’s Sextet in E flat minor is rooted in the early Romantics and Russian folklore. Its first movement, with its chorale introduction and mixture of piquant staccato and melodious legato themes, is reminiscent of Mendelssohn. The second movement is a scherzo in all but name, using quirky syncopations in the Russian-style main theme and rapid dialogue for tuba and trumpets in the slower middle section.


Center City Brass prove yet again they are one of the leading exponents of brass chamber music. Their sensual playing has warmth, passion and style, with outstanding contributions form the trumpet. The recording acoustic suits the brass sound…. Another quality product from Chandos.
Brass Review

'Sparkling runs, impeccable chording, sensitive nuancing between foreground and background, sweet phrasing, a faultless balance in an ideal acoustic - this is becoming dangerously enthusiastic' This is the real McCoy - naughty but very, very nice.'
International Record Review

'They [Centre City Brass Quintet] possess a nice sense of legato line, and play with sensitivity and restraint (not to be confused with caution)' The 5.1 channel mastering is one of Chandos' most successful uses of surround sound so far.'
Fanfare

'Center City Brass prove yet again they are one of the leading exponents of brass chamber music. Their sensual playing has warmth, passion and style, with outstanding contributions form the trumpet. The recording acoustic suits the brass sound…. Another quality product from Chandos.'
Brass Review

'Count on Center City to deliver first-rate readings of whatever literature it plays.'
American Record Guide

Sparkling runs, impeccable chording, sensitive nuancing between foreground and background, sweet phrasing, a faultless balance in an ideal acoustic - this is becoming dangerously enthusiastic' This is the real McCoy - naughty but very, very nice.
International Record Review

Count on Center City to deliver first-rate readings of whatever literature it plays.
American Record Review



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