Brass Too – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ivan Meylemans, Kurt Masur (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 63:06 minutes | 987 MB | Genre: Classical
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Recorded Live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 26-28 January 2011 (Hindemith, live); 27 May 2013 (Piazzolla); 20 December 2013 (Glanert); 6 March 2014 (Tomasi) and 14 March 2014 (Shostakovich)

This is the sequel to the highly successful album Brass which put the brass section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the spotlight. Seven years later comes Brass Too, the pun in the title also pointing to the idea behind this album: the works of Shostakovich and Piazzolla, for instance, were not originally written for brass, but in these arrangements they sound lovely. Although Hindemith is not known as a composer of brass music, he has written for this family of instruments too. The album includes a new work by the RCO’s house composer Detlev Glanert proving that brass can sound completely different.

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