Works for Brass Quintet
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The great trumpeter Adolf Herseth stars in a definitive quintet album.

The real draw for this disc is the presence of the great trumpet player, Adolf Herseth from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. For indeed, he is one of a kind, a true master recognized for his brilliant musicianship by his colleagues and audiences the world over. "Quite possibly the most dazzling player on his instrument in the world today," says Donal Henahan in The New York Times. Mr. Herseth was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Chicago Symphony in 1948 immediately after graduating from the New England Conservatory. A native of Minnesota, he also holds a degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. During World War II he served as a bandsman at Iowa prefight school and ended his military service with the Commander of the Philippine Sea Frontier in the South Pacific. His years with the CSO have included numerous solo appearances and concerts with many of the world's finest conductors, not to mention work on some of the finest recorded performances in the repertoire. The Asbury Brass Quintet is based in Chicago. Mr. Herseth, who joins them in the performance of the Bohme Sextet, has touched the lives of each one of the members of the Quintet's players, either as a teacher, colleague or mentor.
Oskar Bohme, composer
Sextet in E Flat Minor, Op. 30
Asbury Brass Quintet, Adolph Herseth, trumpet

Eugene Bozza, composer
Asbury Brass Quintet

Percy Grainger, composer
British Folk-Music Settings, No. 40
Asbury Brass Quintet

Ivan Jevtic, composer
Quintette Victoria
Asbury Brass Quintet

Witold Lutoslawski, composer
Mini Overture
Asbury Brass Quintet

Camille Saint-Saens, composer
Serenade d'Hiver
Asbury Brass Quintet

"This ranks among the finest of brass quintet recordings. It is especially good to find an account of Oskar Bohme's Sextet, one of the few romantic-era works for brass and easily the equal of the great quintets by Victor Ewald. Asbury Brass is assisted her by Adolph Herseth, the incredible trumpeter who has been principal of the Chicago Symphony since 1948....The Asbury Brass Quintet, whose members were students at Northwestern University when they formed the group in 1982, is a superb and versatile ensemble." (American Record Guide)
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