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Not only the music, but the soul of the boundless expanse of Venezuela has captured the Saxon Wind Philharmonic in its sixth GENUIN CD: completely different realms than that which the superb wind orchestra recently traveled to in his highly acclaimed "Saxony" CD. Principal conductor Thomas Clamor contrasts the music of this vastly diverse country with other Latin American sounds - and then, if some of the best young soloists of the Venezuelan "El Sistema" play along, one is tempted to immediately buy a plane ticket to a place where palm trees grow, the balmy evening air wafts over us, and the gentle sounds of maracas, guitar and harp resonate through our body...
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Elisabetta Brusa (b.1954): Symphony No. 1, Op. 10; Merlin - Symphonic Poem, Op. 20 / Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch., Rustioni
Andrei Golovin (b.1950): 'Light Unapproachable' - Orchestral & Concerto Works / Mikhail Bereznitsky, viola; Alexander Rudin, cello et al.
Reanimations: Contemporary American Works for Wind Ensemble / West Chester University Wind Ensemble; Andrew Yozviak
Mark Camphouse (b.1954): Homage to the Dream / UT El Paso Symphonic Winds; Hufstader
Zhou Long/Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'; Zhou Long: The Rhyme of Taigu; The Enlightened / New Zealand SO; Darrell Ang
Vladimir M. Jurowski (1915-72): Symphony No. 5; "Russian Painters" / Norrköping SO; Michail Jurowski
Canvases: Works for Wind Band by Alarcón, Lindroth, Spittal, Schwarz et al. / North Texas Wind Symphony; Corporon
Festive Music for Trumpets, Timpani & Organ: Works of Bach, Charpentier, Telemann, Handel & Widor / Dresden Trumpet Consort; Holger Gehring, organ
Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 2 - Instrumental suites from operas by Rameau, Blow, Purcell & Handel / Septura