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Vintage Brass

There is a lot of Gabrieli out there, but this vintage recording of three of the most astounding brass ensembles, culled from possibly the three best orchestras in the US, makes you want to go out and paint holy scenes on church ceilings. The virtuosity in these performances is rare and gorgeous, and the sound is stentorian. The Biggs organ music is fine, but buy him on his own elsewhere. It is the brass that stirs the drink here.

Biography

Born: March 29, 1906 in Westcliff, England

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

E. Power Biggs studied music at the Royal Academy of Music, emigrating to the U.S. in 1930 and becoming a citizen in 1937. He concertized widely, eventually broadcasting a weekly radio program from 1942-1958 on a classic Aeolian-Skinner organ from the Musch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University. This program alone brought the sound of organ music, particularly that of the Baroque, to an unprecedented large audience. Biggs' inexhaustible energy as a performer was instrumental to the popularization...
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The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli, E. Power Biggs
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jul 20, 2004

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