A Berio fanfare covered in a cloud of lightness. A most refreshingly new piece by Vassos Nicolaou, nowhere near what you would expect from a brass quintet. Sounds from down below, from far away. Or screamingly close, everywhere around you, in 4K HD. Heavy points made perfectly clear, air sounds and velvet lazer chords, never-ending arpeggi chains and after all that: relaxing harmonic cushions. As well as world premiere recordings of Sofia Gubaidulina's Quattro and Benedict Mason's Brass Quintet.
Take a listen yourself.
The new CD by my Ensemble Schwerpunkt, released on the 17th of May 2019 on the Label NEOS.
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