Antique Brasses

Antique Brasses

London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin (conductor)


The Antique Brasses project is an exciting development in the field of historical performances.

Much fine original brass music by well-known composers has lain neglected since written. This treasure house of forgotten material, by composers such as Beethoven, Rossini and Crusell has been discovered by Christopher Larkin, director of the London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, in famous archives and libraries, including The British Museum and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Much of this music was forgotten for a century and a half—very little has been performed in recent times and none of it has been recorded on the instruments for which it was composed. Only now, when there are so many virtuoso performers on period brass, has a recording such as this become possible.

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