About Brandenburg Historica LLC
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Brandenburg Historica was founded in 1996 by a group of longtime enthusiasts of German military music, German militaria and German history. Throughout the decade that has followed, we have become a recognized source for rare, hard-to-find CD's of German- and European military band music, and we are proud to have served our worldwide clientele as authorized dealers and importers of such outstanding music labels as Acoustic Arts, AMOS, BT, Edition Barbarossa, JUBAL, KOCH and others.
In 2005, Brandenburg Historica launched its acclaimed Brandenburg music label, which specializes in high quality, scholarly reissues (on CD) of vintage German military band recordings. Our goal, simply stated, is to objectively present this important musical genre within the context of its time and place, and in so doing, recreate the atmosphere prevailing at the time this music was composed, played and sung.
Each original Brandenburg CD is devoted exclusively to the music of a particular period of German history, a selected military unit or a designated branch of the German armed forces, and features studio remastered transcriptions of archival 78rpm recordings dating from the actual period under consideration. All our productions are accompanied by lavishly illustrated insert booklets that include detailed historical notes on the period or subject depicted, as well as a wealth of carefully researched background information on the musical works presented.
Our ever-expanding record archive serves as the primary source for the material featured in all Brandenburg productions, and is augmented by ready access to the archives of numerous advanced collectors of German martial music from around the world. Brandenburg Historica’s in-house collection of over one thousand 78rpm records dating from 1898 to 1945 (the golden age of recorded German military band music) includes hundreds of performances by such legendary bandmasters as Adolf Becker, Fritz Brase, Friedrich Ahlers, Carl Woitschach, Adolf Berdien and Hermann Müller-John, as well as hundreds of recordings of famous Soldatenlieder and patriotic songs by German soldiers’ choruses and classical performers of the early twentieth century.
From the previously unpublished photographic material that helps to make our productions as visually interesting as they are musically fascinating, to the exhaustive research that goes into the selection of their source records and the assembly of their album notes, Brandenburg Historica’s original CD releases have set a new standard of quality and scholarship in the field of German martial music that will be difficult to surpass.
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You can contact us at:
Brandenburg Historica LLC or by phone at 603-352-1961.
63 Emerald Street, PMB 500
Keene, NH 03431-3626