Onyx Brass

Festmusik on BBC Radio 3 Record Review

Saturday 5th June saw Festmusik: A Legacy featured on Andrew McGregor’s programme, Record Review. Andrew, alongside his guest, the pianist Roger Vignoles, showered praise on the recording with both commenting positively. Roger began by describing us as a “wonderful, virtuosic brass quintet” and went on to say the disc is “extraordinary…so enjoyable” and the music on the disc is “beautifully arranged and beautifully played”. He specifically picked out Dave and Matt Smith’s arrangement of Der Abend by Strauss to be featured, calling it “sensational” and “stunning” with a “stunningly good 1st Trumpet”. In summing up Andrew said it has a “smooth well-blended, beautifully burnished sound”. So humbling to have our recording attract such lofty praise!

Should you want to listen to the programme follow this link to the show on the BBC website. You will find the review at around 2:10 in.

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