Customised Gewandhaus Brass Quintett
Subgenre: Classical Crossover
Artist: Gewandhaus Brass Quintett
Composer: Jesse Milliner (1973), Steffen Schleiermacher (1960), Ayis Ioannides (1943), Kevin McKee (1980), Robert Hutchinson (1970)
Album including Album cover Booklet (PDF)
- Robert Hutchinson (b. 1970): Brass Quintet:
- 1Brass Quintet: I. Allegro03:33
- 2Brass Quintet: II. Adagietto03:15
- 3Brass Quintet: III. Vivace04:04
- Kevin McKee (b. 1980): Iron Horse:
- 4Iron Horse: I. The Blue Goose07:06
- 5Iron Horse: II. Highball on White Pass04:56
- Ayis Ioannides (b. 1972):
- Steffen Schleiermacher (b. 1960):
- 7Zögernde Klangordnung10:16
- Jesse Milliner (1973): Passionetta in modo di jazz:
- 8Passionetta in modo di jazz: I. —03:43
- 9Passionetta in modo di jazz: II. —02:57
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Only a few chamber music ensembles of the world-famous Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra are allowed to have the addition "Gewandhaus" in their name. That obliges! The musicians of the Gewandhaus Brass Quintett are all award-winning brass players and present the multifaceted diversity of their instruments with unusual programmes ranging from swinging baroque to jazzy groove. Their latest CD focuses on compositions written especially for the quintet. Compositions in the traditional style, onomatopoetic and rousing pictures by the Californian Kevin McKee, tonal experiments in the work of Steffen Schleiermacher or melancholic-jazzy harmonies with a touch of melancholy. The fundamentally different sounding world premiere recordings convey an impression of the colorful complexity of the brass sound.
Gewandhaus Brass Quintett
Gewandhaus Brass Quintett
When an ensemble’s name includes the word “Gewandhaus,” it is tantamount to being knighted. Since 2008, the Gewandhaus Brass Quintett has been one of the four chamber music ensembles permitted to use the world-renowned orchestra’s name, thus joining its centuries-old musical tradition. The title can only be bestowed by the Gewandhauskapellmeister and stands for the highest musical quality.
For the award-winning brass players, all of whom are members of the Gewandhausorchester while also enjoying solo careers, the name confers both responsibility and motivation. The five musicians not only successfully perform works from the existing canon, but also actively work with contemporary composers to expand the repertoire for their instrumental combination. The Quintet commissioned five works in 2018 and 2019 alone, recording them on CD with GENUIN classics.
Their exceptional technique and virtuosity combined with their musical passion and distinctive “Gewandhaus sound” make the Quintet a truly unique ensemble. From the resplendence of Baroque works to the shimmering tone colors of Romanticism, from jazzy groove to film music pathos – the five brass players bring together versatility and stylistic assurance as they captivate their audiences with stunning effects and virtually symphonic dimensions.