BPO Brass: Gabrieli, Zelenka, Pezel, Grillo, Berger, et al. - DG 2532 066 (DDD)
Jacket VG / LP NM / German pressing
This outstanding LP from Deutsche Grammophon (2532 066, German pressing, white circle label, DDD stereo) entitled “Music for Brass” features Members of the Wind Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in a resplendent album of works for brass, recorded in 1981.
The exact contents are as follows, with timings shown in parenthesis:
Jans Dismas Zelenka: Reiterfanfare (Calvary Fanfare) (1’03)
Samuel Scheidt: Suite (4’53)
Giovanni Gabrieli: Sonata XIII from Canzoni et sonate (2’10)
Vincenzo Albrici: Sonata (2’47)
Johann Pezel: Bal – Intrada – Courante - Bal (3’35)
Ludovico Grossi da Viadana: Sinfonia “La Padovana” (2’38)
Giovanni Battista Grillo: Canzona I (4’13)
Andreas Berger: Canzon octavi modi (3’40)
Johann Georg Christan Störl: Sonata 1, 3 & 4 (3’55)
Giovanni Battista Grillo: Canzona II (3’26)
Georg Muffat: Overture – Sarabande – Bourree – Rondeau (5’’30)
Giovanni Gabrielli: Sonata pian e forte (3’37)
The members of the Berlin Philharmonic brass section heard here are:
Konradin Groth, trumpet
Martin Kretzer, trumpet
Horst Eichler, trumpet
Georg Hilser, trumpet
Johann Doms, trombone
Karl-Heinz Duse-Utesch, trombone
Siegfried Cieslik, trombone
Heinz-Dieter Schwarz, trombone
This album was produced by Günther Breest; the recording supervisor was Wolfgang Stengel, and the balance engineer Klaus Schiebe.
The reverse side of the jacket contains superb liner notes by Hans-Günter Klein, printed in English, German, and French. The striking cover photo was taken by Reinhart Wolf, Hamburg.
The gradations of condition I use are as follows: MINT, Near-Mint, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor.
The condition of the jacket is VERY GOOD. There is edgewear and creasing. However, the album remains solid, bright, glossy, and highly attractive – overall, a very good collector’s copy.
The condition of the LP itself is near-MINT and playback is superb – overall, this is a lovely collector's copy.