TRACK OF THE WEEK
Every week Frank selects his own favourite track of the week from our weekly Music Podcast, and it's completely free to listen too, here on Frank Renton on Brass. As he says this week,
"In 2010 a group of young German brass players got together to form a new brass ensemble. They all knew each other from their time studying and the orchestras that they played in, and they were all brilliant players and musicians. They called themselves ‘10forBrass’, and modelled themselves on the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble both in their search for musical excellence in performance and in finding interesting music to play.
They of course had lots of new arrangements just for them and a few new commissions, but they also researched original music written for others that didn’t get played as much as it should.
One piece that fell into that category is the Brass Symphony Opus 80 by Jan Koetsier, written in 1979 for the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble tour of Germany in the following year.
I can’t believe that I have never heard this work before, so I am delighted to be able to bring it to you as my Track of the Week here at Frank Renton on Brass. It’s the Rondo from the Brass Symphony by Jan Koetsier, played by 10forBrass, and it’s a delight."
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