Golden Age of the 19th Century Brass Virtuoso Vol. 1

£12.99

This significant recording brings together a varied collection of solo works written by leading 19th century brass composers.  Performed by John Wallace (cornet) and Anthony George (ophicleide), accompanied on piano by Simon Wright and Aaron Shorr, the album demonstrates the artistry and impressive technical ability required of the brass celebrities of that period.  

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An insightful album release which opens the door to a world of musical adventure and virtuosity of the brass soloists of this extremely exciting era.  The recording brings together a varied collection of works written by leading 19th century brass composers, which demonstrate the artistry and impressive technical ability of the brass celebrities of that period.

To ensure authenticity of sound, the album was recorded in the Victorian-period concert hall of the University of Glasgow, performed on a Bayley Acoustic Model cornet (John Wallace) and a Gautrot ophicleide (c.1845) (Anthony George), accompanied on the University of Glasgow’s 1844 Broadwood grand piano (Aaron Shorr/Simon Wright).

Performers:

John Wallace – Cornet
Anthony George – Ophicleide
Aaron Shorr – Piano
Simon Wright – Piano

Playlist:

  • Zerlina Polka (Wallace/Wright)
    • Composer: Émile Ettling (c.1820-1881)
  • Scène et Bolero op. 288 (George/Shorr)
    • Joseph Labitzky (1802-1881)
  • Grand Fantasia Alexis (Wallace/Wright)
    • John Hartmann (1830-1897)
  • The Death of Nelson (George/Shorr)
    • John Braham (1774-1856)
  • Souvenir de la Suisse Polka (Wallace/Wright)
    • Alessandro Liberati (1847-1927)
  • O Ruddier than the Cherry (George/Wright)
    • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
  • Goodbye Sweetheart, Goodbye (Wallace/Wright)
    • Alexander Owen (1851-1920)
  • Incidental Music for Macbeth (George/Wright)
    • Matthew Locke (1622-1677)
  • Sweet Spirit Hear My Prayer (Wallace/Wright)
    • William Weide
  • The Watch on the Rhine (Wallace/Wright)
    • John Hartmann (1830-1897)

Many of the works performed on this are also being published as new editions by John Wallace and Anthony George (publisher: The Music Company (UK) Ltd), and will be made available through our online shop upon release.

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Weight 300 g
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Artists

Aaron Shorr, Anthony George, John Wallace, Simon Wright

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