German Brass in Hungary for the first time

German-Brass-Ensemble 2Concerts venues and dates:

19:30, 15th May 2018.  – Budapest, Matthias Church
 19:30, 16th May 2018.- Debrecen, Great Reformed Church
19:30, 17th May 2018. – Szeged, Dome

German Brass is one of the finest brass ensembles in the world to come out of Germany. As a pioneer among brass ensembles, German Brass has not only written music history since its founding in 1974, but continues to perform its own success story.
German Brass has succeeded in creating “diversity in unity”, i.e. to work the miracle of producing a unique, unmistakable collective sound with ten individualists and renowned soloists from outstanding first-class German orchestras. As an ensemble they play transparent chamber music but at the same time with symphonic magnificence and dynamics that only brass instrumentalists can produce.

The repertoire of German Brass includes all stylistic directions and kinds from Scheidt to Shostakovich, from Dixieland to Bossa Nova. It contains unabashedly classical and “timeless”, serious and entertaining elements. In their concerts the ensemble nurtures and surmounts the division in two kinds of musical styles with professionalism and fun: the programs contains arrangements of classical works as well as adaptations and compositions of musical evergreens which have mostly been arranged and composed specially for GERMAN BRASS and pay tribute to the typical sound and the technical brilliance of the ensemble.

Listening to one of the concerts of German Brass, presented by Klaus Wallendorf of the ensemble with inimitably witty and entertaining comments as well as to one of the many recordings on CD is quite an experience.
In the year 2013 the ensemble plays 45 concerts all over Germany and visits South-Korea, Luxemburg, Russia and Poland. Beside this German Brass recorded two more CDs. The CD “Celebrating Wagner” is a homage to the famous german composer Richard Wagner. “Fantastic Moments” combines classical music from Gioacchino Rossini and Wolgang Amadeus Mozart with music from Cole Porter and Harry James.

Programme

Concerto D-Dur nach Vivaldi, BWV 972 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)
Allegro – Larghetto – Allegro
“Jesus bleibet meine Freude”, BWV 147 (arr.: Enrique Crespo)
Praeludium und Fuge (orig.cis-moll), BWV 849 (arr.: Peter Lawrence)
“Air” aus der Orchestersuite Nr.3 D-Dur, BWV 1068 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)
“Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir”, BWV 29 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)
(Kantate bei der Ratswahl 1731)

Brandenburgisches Konzert No.3, BWV 1048 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)
Allegro
“Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639 (arr.: Enrique Crespo)
(Choralvorspiel aus dem “Orgelbüchlein”)
“Esurientes“ aus dem Magnificat, BWV 243 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)
“Wie will ich mich freuen”, BWV 146 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)
(Kantate “Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal”)
“Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”, BWV 645 (arr.: Enrique Crespo)
Toccata und Fuge d-moll, BWV 565 (arr.: Matthias Höfs)

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