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  Opus 3 -
  SACD 19423
  Omnibus Wind Ensemble: Music by Frank Zappa
  "Music by Frank Zappa"

Omnibus Wind Ensemble
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  Classical - Chamber
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Review by gonzostick November 12, 2009 (2 of 6 found this review helpful)
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BRAVO!!! Brilliant recording of difficult works by American genius, Frank Zappa. There is also a very goofy arrangement of Ravel's Bolero to finish the disc.

If you are interested in great performances of Frank Zappa's music (which, by the way, was honored by none other than Pierre Boulez as one of the American composer he chose to conduct and record on other labels), get this disc. The music and performances capture all of Zappa's mercurial genius and wit.

This repertoire is not for everyone, but the Omnibus Wind Ensemble is nothing short of phenomenal in its virtuosity with this music. There is a disc of the Ensemble Modern playing live the works for player piano by Conlon Nancarrow that approaches the level of instrumental/ensemble virtuosity heard on this disc.

The recording is first rate!

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