Gabrieli for Brass - Venetian Extravaganza / Friedrich, Royal Academy of Music & Julliard School Brass
This fascinating transatlantic musical collaboration between the brass players of London’s Royal Academy of Music and New York’s Juilliard School presents enduring masterpieces by Giovanni Gabrieli and his Venetian contemporaries. Under the direction of Reinhold Friedrich, renowned trumpet soloist and Principal Trumpet of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, the players blend modern instruments and intellect with 16th-century technique and tuning to excel in this profoundly challenging repertoire. The beautiful acoustic of St Jude’s, Hampstead results in a gloriously sonorous soundscape; burnished waves of rich, warm trombones alternate with the brilliant, crystalline articulation of trumpets. Academy Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, who produced the recording, states: ‘We’re hoping it will show Gabrieli as the composer of great intimate music as well as wonderfully grandiloquent Venetian polyphony.’ This remarkable recording features some of the most compelling and attractive instrumental music of the late Renaissance era and boasts performances worthy of Gabrieli’s extraordinary legacy and the reputation of these two outstanding institutions.
Catalog Number: CKD581
Label: Linn Records
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Cesario Gussago, Giovanni Buonamente, Giovanni Gabrieli, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Lodovico da Viadana, Pietro Lappi, Tiburtio Massaino
Conductor: Reinhold Friedrich
Orchestra/Ensemble: Juilliard School Brass, Royal Academy Brass