There's No Christmas Like Brass Christmas
Christmas shines in the full golden splendour of brass music. Brass Christmas is the name of the second album by German Brass on Berlin Classics. The name means just what it says – because this is an album of Christmas melodies played on 10 brass instruments. German Brass has been delighting its audience for the past 40 years. The secret of its success is high virtuosity, dazzling musicality and a wealth of wit and charm. There is good reason why the ensemble, consisting of ten brass soloists and college professors, was awarded the ECHO Klassik for 2016.
Brass Christmas encompasses beautiful tunes that put their listeners in a Christmassy mood. From peaceful sounds like the Evening Blessing from Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel by way of festive music from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah to the Baroque classics of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, German Brass heralds the Christmas season in its own special way. The works are arranged – as always – by the ensemble members themselves, displaying the typical German Brass sound. And so they awaken one’s appetite for Christmas, for times of quiet reflection and for more music from the brass players.
Brass Christmas – the sweetest start to the serenest time of the year.