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MusicWeb International reviews USC Wind Ensemble’s Bernstein CD

The USC Wind Ensemble’s CD featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein was released internationally on the Naxos label in February 2013 and is now available at major retailers and download sites like iTunes. Naxos is the world’s largest classical music label and the only major label to feature a series specifically devoted to wind band music.

The largest non-commercial classical music resource on the web, MusicWeb International, reviewed the USC Wind Ensemble’s Naxos CD release featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein.

“Happily, this new collection of Bernstein transcriptions from the University of South Carolina Wind Ensemble only reinforces my admiration for these student groups. Led by Scott Weiss, who also teaches conducting at USC, they have made an auspicious start to what I hope will be an ongoing project for Naxos. From the thrilling - and jaunty - JFK fanfare it’s clear the standard of playing and recording are excellent. Not only that, the quality of all these transcriptions is uniformly excellent…Wind-band playing of the highest order; what a joyful noise!” -- Dan Morgan, MusicWeb International

Read the review.

This is the USC Wind Ensemble’s first professional CD and is conductor Scott Weiss’s third CD on the Naxos label.