The arrangements conjure up the syncopated milieu of Berlin's prime while incorporating the harmonic sophistication and textural savvy such arrangers as Robert Farnon and Nelson Riddle brought to this idiom. Read More...
— Jed Distler,
A collection of 19th-century American political music- played in the hall of Presidents at the theme park Read More...
— Music from Disney Parks » Magic Kingdom
the Chestnut Brass Co. does a fine job of interpreting Berlin's music, finding nuance amid its brassy bluster. Read More...
— Johnny Loftus,
All Music guide
excerpts of press quotes on the Chestnut Brass Company Read More...
— CBC Archives
I gather this CD is out of print, but at the time I write this there are a decent amount of used copies for sale here for a very good price. I bought this CD when it was first released, and have always found it an absolute delight. Read More...
— By R. Scharba "hen teaser" (Chicago, IL USA),
The globetrotting Grammy winner that resurrected the special sound of 19th-Century brass instruments returns to the city of its origin for a 30th anniversary celebration.Chestnut Brass Company: Works by Praetorius, Weber, Morton, Rossini, Clark, Conner, Foster, Gershwin, Berlin, Vierk, Schickele, Krzywicki, Higdon. Bruce Barrie and John Charles Thomas, trumpets; Marian Hesse, horn; Larry Zimmerman, trombone; Jay Krush, tuba. February 18, 2008 at Ethical Society, 1906 S. Ritte Read More...
— Tom Purdom,
Broad Street Review Philadelphia
At the deep discount that Naxos offers on its American Classics series, this is a no-brainer. Read More...
— Aaron Howard,
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Schickele, Chestnut Brass - A Grammy Winning Combination, March 28, 2000
By Sarah (Colorado) - See all my reviews
HORNSMOKE, featuring the brass music of Peter Schickele and the Chestnut Brass Company, is a combination of Schickele's trademark musical humor, perfectly complemented by the energetic finesse of the Chestnut Brass. Read More...
Chestnut Brass Bringing Sackbut Back From The Ashes
April 01, 1990|by BRYAN HAY, The Morning Call
In 16th-century Verona, if you asked someone to examine your sackbut, it would be deemed a logical request. Today, you'd most likely be locked up for lewd behavior.
— Bryan Hay,
The Morning Call
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