Origin of the Species Revisited Vol. 1


Originally recorded in 1999 and released in 2020, this album is the first volume of the Bellon Complete Edition recorded by The Wallace Collection, featuring 4 magnificent Quintettes by Jean-François Bellon (1795-1869).  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.  Includes Bellon’s Quintettes nos. 1, 2, 3 and 12 (movements i-iii).

This album presents the first of three volumes which create the Bellon Complete Edition in our Origin of the Species Revisited series.  Volume 2 and Volume 3 are also available separately or as part of a limited edition, triple CD boxed set.

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