Brass-playing members of the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, plus others, come together for excellent arrangements of six popular Overtures – all good, Beethoven’s Egmont especially so – played brilliantly by stellar musicians at the top of their embouchures, valves, lungs and stamina, conducted (with phrasal, textural blend and dynamic purpose) by Tugan Sokhiev, a regular maestro in Berlin and Vienna. Not for continuing listening, maybe, but it’s what I did anyway, familiar music heard in different guises, in excellent sound, that makes for diverting appreciation and the sheer pleasure of wonderful playing from masters of their instruments. Enjoy something Festive, Carnival-esque and Cuban on Decca 485 4171.