Russian Revolutionaries: Victor Ewald & Oskar Böhme

Russian Revolutionaries: Victor Ewald & Oskar Böhme

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The Prince Regent's Band

The Prince Regent’s Band mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution with Russian Revolutionaries: Ewald & Böhme: a programme of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth century Russian brass chamber music.

PRB perform two of the revolutionary Victor Ewald Quintets in their original instrumentation along with works by the versatile composer and cornettist Oskar Böhme, a German émigré to Russia who was caught up in the turmoil of the fall out of the revolution and executed by the Soviet regime.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Oskar Böhme (1870–1938)
Trompeten Sextett, es-Moll,Op. 30
1. Adagio ma non tanto – Allegro molto
2. Scherzo
3. Andante cantabile
4. Allegro con spirito

Rokoko Suite, Op. 46
5. Kleiner-Marsch
6. Gavotte
7. Menuett
8. Deutscher Reigen

Nachtmusik, Op. 44.
9. Nokturno
10. Barkarole

Victor Ewald (1860–1935)
Quintet, es-Dur,Op. 6
11. Allegro risoluto
12. Thema con Variationi
13. Allegro vivace

Oskar Böhme
Zwei Dreistimmige Fugen,Op. 28
14. Praludium, c-Moll, Op. 28, No. 1
15. Fugue, c-Moll, Op. 28, No. 1

16. Fantasie über russische
Volksklänge, Op. 45, No. 1

Zwei Dreistimmige Fugen, Op. 28
17. Präludium, Es-dur, Op. 28, No. 2
18. Fuga, Es-dur, Op. 28, No. 2

Victor Ewald
Quintet, b-Moll, Op. 5
19. Moderato
20. Adagio
21. Allegro moderato

'The Prince Regent’s Band score brownie points by adhering to Ewald’s original scoring, in this case a pair of cornets, althorn, baritone and tuba, instead of the standard line-up of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. It makes for a glorious noise, the individual instruments snuggling together rather than jostling for attention. Plus the group plays, rather heroically, on brass instruments manufactured in the late 19th century.'

- The Arts Desk

'The Prince Regent’s Band score brownie points by adhering to Ewald’s original scoring, in this case a pair of cornets, althorn, baritone and tuba, instead of the standard line-up of two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. It makes for a glorious noise, the individual instruments snuggling together rather than jostling for attention. Plus the group plays, rather heroically, on brass instruments manufactured in the late 19th century.'
The Arts Desk

'The playing is uniformly wonderful, and the performances as recorded are inspired, expressive, and indeed virtuosic.'
Historic Brass Society

'[...] the performances and production are excellent.'
Lark Reviews

'This is a fascinating disc, introducing a repertoire which is probably hardly known to non-brass players. And we are introduced to it in the sound-world which would be known to the composers, using a set of instruments dating from the period.'
Planet Hugill

Credits
© 2017 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2017 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10201
Producers: Tom Hammond & Chris Larkin
Engineer: John Croft
Editor: John Croft & Anneke Scott
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791073
Cover image: Emma Jane Semmens (www.emmajanesemmens.co.uk)