The Philharmonic Brass

Overture! CD


What happens when the illustrious brass sections of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic come together? The answer = The Philharmonic Brass. Making its debut in Vienna’s Musikverein last April, the group will come together for recording, tours and education work. Comprising some of the best-known faces in the brass world from Berlin, Vienna and their friends, the group includes Sarah Willis (horn) and Paul Halwax (tuba). This debut album ‘Overture!’ is conducted by Tugan Sokhiev and includes virtuoso arrangements of some of the best-known overtures including Verdi’s La Forza del Destino and Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.

1. Shostakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96
2. Gershwin: Cuban Overture
3. Verdi: La forza del destino Overture
4. Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 34
5. Borodin: Prince Igor Overture
6. Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92

Release date: 3 November, 2023