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Brass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Brass and Strings of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Ivan Meylemans, Kurt Masur
Does it succeed? Emphatically, yes. The sheer weight and superior blend of these Dutch players is a wonder to behold. However, all that technique doesn’t count for much unless it’s firmly focused... — More…
Robert Windak (1st violin), Annemarie van Viegen (2nd violin), Eva Suslikova (viola), Sebastiaan van Halsema (cello), Tim Nobel (double bass & artistic direction), Don Hofstee (guitar), Arthur Kerklaan (fluegelhorn), Bart van Grinsven (drums), Rob van Bavel (piano) & Carel Kraayenhof (bandoneón)
Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet) & Roland Pöntinen (piano)
Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Kenneth Sillito
Hardenberger is often rhythmically too straitlaced for this material. Still, we can admire his smoky flugelhorn tone and deft high passagework on muted trumpet. And the selection, from My Funny... — More…