A tour-de-force of symphonic brass chamber music… A fascinating concept and a remarkable recording brimming with all the splendour of the Romantic era

Lee Harrelson, describing Festmusik: A Legacy for British Bandsman Band and Ensemble Recording of the Year 2021

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…

Stunningly crisp brass playing

Kate Molleson, BBC Radio 3, about Die Frauen und die Sänger from Festmusik: A Legacy

Festmusik makes it to the Classical Charts

Thank you to everyone that has bought, downloaded or streamed Festmusik: A Legacy and all that support has put the recording straight in at Number 7 in the Specialist Classical Music Charts. Amongst some pretty exulted company, we even beat the London Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Pappano which piqued Niall’s interest!

Playing just brilliantly here…these consummate musicians…play faultlessly

Suzy Klein, Essential Classics BBC Radio 3, on Festmusik: A Legacy

Congratulations! It’s stunning

Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM, on A Winter’s Night