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Instrument: Brass Ensemble

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LondonLunchtime Recital - Ibex Brass

Lunchtime Recital - Ibex Brass
Ravel, Strauss R.
Ibex Brass

New York CitySaturday Matinee: Mahler's Songs of a Wayfarer

Bernstein, Arnold, Horovitz, Mahler
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Roderick Williams; The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet

Hong KongPhilip Glass' David Bowie II

Foss, Reich, Glass
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Brad Lubman; Hong Kong Philharmonic Brass Quintett

HalleCeremony at the Handel Memorial

Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg Chamber Orchestra; Stadtsingechor zu Halle; Blechbläser-Ensemble des Musikzweigs der Latina „August Hermann Francke"; Salzwirker-Brüderschaft im Thale zu Halle

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Sachsen-Anhalt-Brass – Die Mitteldeutschen Bläsersolisten

Eltville am RheinBlechbläserensemble Ludwig Güttler

© galerie-august
Schmelzer, Schein, Telemann, Eben, Bach, Schütz, Gabrieli, Hassler, Widmann
Ludwig Güttler; Blechbläserensemble Ludwig Güttler

LondonThursday Lunchtime Concerts: A4 Brass Quartet

Bates, Bernstein, Tovey, Bartók, Bruckner, Elgar
A4 Brass Quartet
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Brass ensemble Septura explores Ravel and Gershwin

Septura © Bethany Clarke
Why don’t brass ensembles have a regular presence in the classical concert scene, in comparison to string ensembles or at least woodwind ensembles? 
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Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts opens Bergen International Festival

Ed Gardner © Thor Brødreskift
Berlioz’s gargantuan Grande Messe des morts with the Bergen Philharmonic and Edward Gardner opened the Bergen International Festival with deafening climaxes and even more resounding silence.
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Suntory Hall’s grand reopening with Rossini

Giuseppe Sabbatini © Suntory Hall
Several of Tokyo’s finest collaborate in successfully delivering a re-opening concert at Suntory Hall
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A thrilling Stravinsky showcase from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Woodwind and Brass from the Royal Conservatory of Scotland gave sparkling Stravinsky performances of his Octet, Symphonies of Winds and joined by RCS Voices for his Mass.
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A very long Late Night with BBC 6 Music

An interminable evening of self-regarding narcissism doesn't bode well for the supposed future of classical music: luckily, other options are available. 
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Onyx Brass: Tour de Brass reaches Durham

Brass chamber music may sound like an alarming oxymoron until you hear the warm sound of Onyx Brass, who brought their Tour de Brass programme to Auckland Castle as part of Durham's annual BRASS festival.
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Balance and depth take center stage as the Festival of New Trumpet Music begins in Brooklyn

What compelled the composer to use this particular ensemble? Why does this musical texture work best for this moment? Is there a better one? Should I be able to hear more of what’s going on right now? Is that sound really coming from that instrument? These and other questions, uncommon or irrelevant in the context of a Beethoven symphony or a Haydn string quartet, were front and center Tuesd
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