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5 Star Reviews for Festmusik

Great to see that Festmusik: A Legacy is getting a lot of notice from the music press. Hot on the heels of the exemplary review from BBC Record Review, both Classical Music Magazine and the specialist brass website, 4Barsrest.com, awarded our Chandos recording 5 stars. Both reviews are very complementary about the title track with…

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…

Dave Talks to 4Barsrest about Festmusik

Following on from the release of Festmusik: A Legacy, Dave was interviewed by the brass website, 4Barsrest.com, on the whole inspiration and multiple facets that make up the recording. Click on the above soundcloud player or click the button below for the full interview.

Festmusik: A Legacy Released

We are pleased to announce that our latest recording, Festmusik: A Legacy is now available to the general public. Recorded by Chandos Records, it’s available in multiple formats across all the major streaming services, it’s another collaboration with the award winning conductor John Wilson, the acclaimed British brass chamber group, Septura and other talented friends that is guaranteed to raise the roof. For more information about the genesis of the whole project, take a look at the full promotional release video including an interview with David Gordon Shute that gives an idea of the decades of planning that has gone into the project.

To purchase a copy or stream and to find out more information on the music we have recorded on the release, click here.

Music from Festmusik featured on BBC Radio 3

With less than two weeks to go until Festmusik: A Legacy is released, it was lovely to hear a piece from the recording feature on Essential Classics with Suzy Klein on Monday 19th April. The Nocturne Op. 71 by Anton Rubinstein is far removed from the grandeur of the Strauss’ large brass works that headline…

Dave gives the back story to Festmusik: A Legacy

A Letter from Johannes Brahms

This latest recording project upon which Onyx have embarked has been extraordinary in all sorts of ways. It consists of almost exactly half chamber music and half large brass ensemble with our friend John Wilson directing us. There is a specific reason for these repertoire choices: every single piece which has been chosen was selected…

Festmusik: A Legacy to be released on 30 April

News hot off the press is that the long anticipated release of Festmusik: A Legacy is to happen on 30th April 2021. Recorded by Chandos Records, it features Onyx alongside John Wilson and Septura in an uplifting new rendition of the eponymous Strauss work for brass. Alongside this are new transcriptions of Zwei Gesänge by…