This Friday (14th May), Septura releases the 7th volume of Music for Brass Septet, a series of 10 discs for Naxos, each focused on a period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music.
In this volume, Septura survey two of America’s greatest and most representative composers. Gershwin’s An American in Paris charts a visitor’s stroll around the French capital, absorbing the city’s atmosphere and charm, whereas the synergy of classical form and jazz animates Gershwin’s unique Preludes. Copland’s Quiet City depicts a contrasting and more understated cityscape, while the suite from the ballet Appalachian Spring displays Septura’s luminous virtuosity.
The album has been chosen as the ‘Album of the Week’ on Mark Forrest’s show on Scala Radio. The interview by Septura’s Simon Cox and Matthew Knight can be listened to again on Scala Radio (featured from 27 minutes in).
Watch the trailer below.
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