So much inspiration, humor, sensitivity and free flowing energy you rarely find on stage, especially with brass bands. (…) It’s tender, touching, full of power, playful and sad, everything you could imagine!!! It electrifies you and is there anything better than to forget everything around you and just be in the moment! World class!!!
Whether a band captivates and inspires, you can find out by the audience‘s movements at the side. And nobody moved! Every single person listened with fascination. There was this feeling as if the surrounding houses of Sebalder Platz were transforming into mountains! Wonderful!
Oh god … (…) Federspiel approaches tradition and this problem of tradition from all sides - geographically and stylistically. In the context of the differing cultures of France, the Balkans and Latin America, with Mariachi, Kolo and other pieces that can't be easily located – in this seemingly global context - we find our...【NEXT】
... native (Austrian) music challenged and stimulated. All is possible, it fits, and even more, it fizzes with diversity. It’s the solid sound of the brass instruments that seems to put it all into a perfect context. (…) musicians who played downright technically terrifyingly well and whose art isn't only expressed in virtuous over-the-top arrangements. Amongst them is Federspiel. (…)
(…) Played with great passion and much enjoyment playing old traditional forms and used to completely leave behind stylistic borders. For “Federspiel” there are no dogmatic bottlenecks and no creative fear of the new. Mariachi, Mazurka, military marches, Csárdás, Volksweise folk dance melding with intriguing brass arrangements and sounds,...【NEXT】
... that will still shine bright in twenty, thirty years, just as it does today. (…) Seldom if ever brass-music came across so elegantly, easygoing and tolerant as on this CD. Master class.