Festmusik: A Legacy

Chandos Records – 2021

“Consummate musicians…playing just brilliantly here”

Suzy Klein, Essential Classics, BBC Radio 3

“Sensational…beautifully arranged and beautifully played”

Roger Vignoles, Record Review, BBC Radio 3

“Stunningly crisp brass playing”

Kate Molleson, Breakfast, BBC Radio 3

A recording based on a family’s hidden collection of letters from the great Romantic masters featured on the disc. New transcriptions of music by Richard Strauss, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Rubinstein and Franz sit alongside a superb new recording of Strauss’ masterpiece, Festmusik der Stadt Wien. Directed by John Wilson and joined by the acclaimed brass ensemble, Septura, this recording is for both lovers of the grandeur of the large ensemble and the intimacy of the brass quintet alike.

Here is a link to the official Chandos Trailer.

Full track list:

Festmusik der Stadt Wien – Richard Strauss
Zwei Gesänge Op.34 – Richard Strauss arr Dave Gordon Shute & Matt Smith
Impromptus on a Theme by Clara Wieck Op.5 – Robert Schumann arr Amos Miller & Tim Jackson
Die Frauen und die Sänger – Felix Mendelssohn arr Dave Gordon Shute
Ich Schwing mein’ Horn ins Jammertal – Johannes Brahms arr Dave Gordon Shute
Nocturne Op.71 – Anton Rubinstein arr Dave Gordon Shute
Frühlingsblick Op.52 – Robert Franz arr Niall Keatley