CD Release! Origin of the Species Revisited

A fascinating album release from The Wallace Collection, featuring 4 magnificent Quintettes by Jean-Fran├žois Bellon (1795-1869) – Quintettes 1, 2, 3, and 12.

Bringing to life the works of this significant early composer for brass, the recordings have been performed on authentic brass instruments from the period, using copies of the original parts held by the British Library.

The recordings are performed on original period instruments using copies of the original parts/scores from The British Library, London.   Written from 1848-1850 for the principal players of the Paris Opera, these are early works for the newly-developing chromatic brass instruments of the time.

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