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Music for Brass, Piano and Percussion (TWC Label)


A re-release on The Wallace Collection label of an album which presents significant works from Hindemith, Janacek and Vackar, scored for lesser known ensemble combinations.

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An innovative recording, re-released on The Wallace Collection label, presenting significant works for lesser known ensemble combinations from Hindemith, Janacek and Vackar.

The titles include scoring for mixed ensembles such as trumpet, percussion and keyboard; piano, brass and harps; and piano (left hand) and wind ensemble.


Concerto for trumpet, percussion and keyboard

Concert Music for piano, brass and harps. Op.49

Capriccio for piano (left hand) and wind ensemble

Comments from Nimbus (original label):

The outstanding gem in this collection is the Concerto by Dalibor Vackár, a little known Czech composer. It is a brilliant, energetic piece scored for an unusual combination of trumpet, keyboards and percussion. Virtuoso interaction between all the soloists generates and essential driving force which contrasts with plangent tonal colours from trumpet floating over a backcloth of vibraphone and piano. Whilst more conventional, the Hindemith and Janácek explore the full potential of the piano – brass combination providing added variation and excitement to the brass ensemble medium.

Review from S.J.,

Dalibor Vackar’s Concerto is a lively, jazzy piece, making surprisingly effective use of its unusual instrumental combination: it does rather pale beside the Janacek and Hindemith though, and while it’s the shortest item on the disc (just over sixteen minutes), it’s the only one that seriously outstays its welcome. I've no complaints about the performances: Kvapil’s gritty determination in the Capriccio reminds one that Janácek’s original working-title for the piece was “Defiance”, and the almost childlike simplicity of the Adagio’s opening melody is as touching as I can remember it; and in the Hindemith Kvapil, Wallace and his team capture well the Leviathanesque serenity of the opening movement and the brassy brilliance of the second.

In many ways a valuable disc—how often does Hindemith get such enthusiastic advocacy as this?

Additional information

Weight 280 g



Wind ensemble


Compact Disc (CD)


The Wallace Collection brass ensemble
John Wallace
Evelyn Glennie
Simon Wright
Radoslav Kvapil

Recording Label

The Wallace Collection

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