Brass United: Pitch Black

The first CD of the international brass quintet Brass United for Channel Classics Records.

An exciting combination of virtuostic works from the baroque until the 20th century, from composers such as Pergolesi, Albéniz, Berio, James MacMillan and Jacob TV, with as wide variety of tone colors (harpsichord, organ, boombox and percussion).

Have a look at the page “Brass United” for more infomation about the musicians (to follow).

Video (recording session and interviews)

Video ("Pitch Black" complete)

CCS 38717 Info / order


Chant d'Automne

Chant d'Automne

New CD Chant d’Automne for Channel Classics Records.

Featuring works by Hartmann, Hindemith and 2 world premiere recordings by Fischer and von Grunelius Chant d’Automne offers a varied and challenging programme.

A large number of top musicians contributed to Chant d’Automne; Ivan Fischer and his Budapest Festival Orchestra, Nora Fischer, Koen Plaetinck, Eriko Takezawa and various wind and brass players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

Linking the works of the programme is the inspiration of various composers taken from poems of Baudelaire, Sutzkever, Goethe and others. Watch the video here.

Gramophone review

Review on Music Frames

 CCS 37716 info / order

Tintomara

Tintomara

New duo release on Channel Classics.                                                                                        

Wim Van Hasselt, trumpet and Jörgen van Rijen, trombone

with Alla Libo, piano, and others

Duets and solo works by Purcell, Rabe, Damase, Padding, Ravel and Maier. Ending with the exciting piece Eastwind by Michel, accompanied by 4 extra trumpets and trombones. Watch the video here.

On this CD the performers explore the versatile, ambiguous character, the range of colors, possibilities and even boundaries of the combination of trumpet and trombone, in which the soprano voice of the trumpet forms a wonderful combination with the tenor of the trombone.

CCS SA 36315  info / order

The CD received a 5 star review for both Performance and Sonics from SA-CD.net.

Gramophone Editor's Choice.

Brass United: Pitch Black

The first CD of the international brass quintet Brass United for Channel Classics Records.

An exciting combination of virtuostic works from the baroque until the 20th century, from composers such as Pergolesi, Albéniz, Berio, James MacMillan and Jacob TV, with as wide variety of tone colors (harpsichord, organ, boombox and percussion).

Have a look at the page “Brass United” for more infomation about the musicians.

CCS 38717 Info / order

ON THE ROAD

ON THE ROAD

This CD can be ordered from Channel Classics Records.

The first solo CD of Wim Van Hasselt on the Channel Classics label.

ON THE ROAD is a musical journey through Europe with music

by Zbinden, Beethoven, Bourgeois, Henderickx, Berio,...

This project has been awarded "the Prix de Salon 2010" by

the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

SA-CD.net gave ON THE ROAD the highest rating (5 stars) for Performance and Sonics.

Review in American Record Guide.

 

BRASS TOO - RCO Brass Ensemble

BRASS TOO - RCO Brass Ensemble

During his last season with the RCO, Van Hasselt recorded together with the Brass of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam their 2nd CD, BRASS TOO.

The new CD features music by Tomasi, Glanert, Shostakovich, Piazzolla and Hindemith.

Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Lutz Köhler, conductor

Lucerne Festival Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Lutz Köhler, conductor

Moussorgsky: Night on a Bare Mountain, Songs and Dances of Death, Pictures at an Exhibition

ACC 30296

Una Mas!

Una Mas!

World Brass

This  CD of World Brass presents the lighter side of the ensemble

with music by Roditi, Snetberger, Piaf and Rimsky-Korsakov.

 

 

By Ellington and Shostakovich

By Ellington and Shostakovich

World Brass

The music of "Duke" Ellington and Dmitri Shostakovich has been a focus

of the ensemble for years and indeed all the pieces on this recording have been

arranged exclusively for World Brass.

 

Hymnus - Lutheran Chorale Fantasies

Hymnus - Lutheran Chorale Fantasies

Genesis Brass

On this CD the Genesis Brass Ensemble presents 10 Choral Fantasies composed

by their conductor Prof. Christian Sprenger.

 

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Mahler DVD box

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Mahler DVD box

Mahler: Symphonies nos 1 - 10, recorded 2009 - 2011

Conductors: Jansons, Maazel, Gatti, Haitink, Fischer and others

RCO 12101-2

Mahler 3

Mahler 3

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado

This is a live recording from  August 19,  2007 at the Concert Hall of Culture and Congress Center, Lucerne with Claudio Abbado and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.