Trombone Quartet OPUS / Conny Sommer
From Bach to Broadway II
- Type CD
- Label Querstand
- UPC 4025796013245
- Catalog number VKJK 1324
- Release date 01 August 2014
About the album
“From Bach to Broadway II” is a reflection of the trombone quartet OPUS 4’s broad repertoire and its musical development
over the last 20 years. Daniel Sutton’s and Jörg Richter’s varied arrangements equip the ensemble with a unique signature, and OPUS 4’s repertoire ranges from early baroque works straight to compositions of the 21st century.
On this CD, the percussions of Conny Sommer add a new dimension and color to the already varied sound palette of the quartet.
The founding of the trombone quartet OPUS 4 dates back to the year 1994. At the time, the quartet included four trombonists of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra: Jörg Richter, Dirk Lehmann, Eberhard Uhlig and Prof. Rolf Handrow.
The trombone quartet OPUS 4 owes much of the mellow sound that has become its signature to its instruments. The musicians play on a full set of German Trombones made by the house of Kruspe. For their concerts of early music, in contrast to this warm romantic color, the players use a complete set of Baroque Trombones made by Jürgen Voigt (Markneukirchen).
11Meine Seele erhebt den Herren Deutsches Magnificat 1657, SWV 426
12Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden (BWV 230)
13Alexander’s Ragtime Band
14West Side Story
16The Pink Panther
17An American in Paris