Bach: Works for Trumpet

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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
The title Bach: Works for Trumpet is a little misleading: While Bach did compose glorious music for that instrument, everything here is a transcription. No matter. Bach himself was an avid transcriber, and these adaptations would surely draw smiles from the old Saxon -- not least because of the virtuosity of the soloist, Alison Balsom, who navigates music originally for keyboard, cello, violin, voice, and other sources with equal aplomb. Most daring, perhaps, are Balsom's unaccompanied selections: two movements from one of the cello suites, a Gigue from a violin partita, and the lively Badinerie from the Second Orchestral Suite. There's nothing to mask shortcomings in ...
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Barnes & Noble - EJ Johnson
The title Bach: Works for Trumpet is a little misleading: While Bach did compose glorious music for that instrument, everything here is a transcription. No matter. Bach himself was an avid transcriber, and these adaptations would surely draw smiles from the old Saxon -- not least because of the virtuosity of the soloist, Alison Balsom, who navigates music originally for keyboard, cello, violin, voice, and other sources with equal aplomb. Most daring, perhaps, are Balsom's unaccompanied selections: two movements from one of the cello suites, a Gigue from a violin partita, and the lively Badinerie from the Second Orchestral Suite. There's nothing to mask shortcomings in technique on these solitary tracks, yet Balsom never loses her stride in music that must pose an extra challenge on trumpet rather than on the nimbler flute, violin, or cello. Organist Colm Carey steps in to accompany three transcribed concertos (two of which are in turn Bach revisions of scores by Vivaldi and Marcello, adding to the complexity), while a small chamber group joins the trumpeter for a trio sonata and part of the Agnus Dei from the B Minor Mass. A harpsichord-accompanied Italian Variations and a version of the beautiful song "Du bist bei mir," with chamber organ and viola da gamba, complete the album's pleasingly diverse assortment of backup combinations. Balsom's playing is spirited and expressive, with a tone that swaps brassy glitz for a supple vocal quality. All in all, an impressive major-label debut that reveals a talent to keep an eye on.
Gramophone - David Vickers
If you are nuts about Bach in whatever form you can get it, or are mad about trumpets of all shapes and sizes, this is splendid stuff.... A surprisingly diverse range of textures and moods makes this disc a beguiling experience.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/10/2006
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • UPC: 724355804723
  • Catalog Number: 58047
  • Sales rank: 12,517

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concerto for solo keyboard No. 1 in D major (after Vivaldi Op. 3/9), BWV 972 (BC L189) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Colm Carey (8:04)
  2. 2 Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Mitchell (2:41)
  3. 3 Suite for solo cello No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008: Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Mitchell (2:38)
  4. 4 Aria variata, for keyboard in A minor ("In the Italian Style"), BWV 989 (BC L179) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Alistair Ross (9:23)
  5. 5 Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: Gigue - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Mitchell (2:06)
  6. 6 Trio Sonata for organ No. 5 in C major, BWV 529 (BC J5) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Alistair Ross (13:41)
  7. 7 Concerto for solo keyboard No. 3 in D minor (after Alessandro Marcello), BWV 974 (BC L194) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Colm Carey (10:04)
  8. 8 Bist du bei mir, aria arranged for voice & continuo (after Gottfried Stölzel), BWV 508 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Alistair Ross (2:41)
  9. 9 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055 - Johann Sebastian Bach & Colm Carey (13:32)
  10. 10 Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie - Johann Sebastian Bach & Paul Mitchell (1:30)
  11. 11 Mass in B minor, for 5 voices, 6-part chorus, violin, orchestra & continuo, BWV 232 (BC E1): Agnus Dei - Johann Sebastian Bach & Alistair Ross (5:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alison Balsom Primary Artist
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Wonderful CD

    Allison Balsom is one of my favorite trumpet players. Her tone is so amazing! I was enthralled with this particular recording when I first saw it. Allison says in one of her interviews that the reason she likes this particular recording is because it shows that trumpets can actually play soft and beautiful. She says that most people think of trumpets as obnoxious and loud, but this recording blows that theory out of the water! I am so amazed at the consistency of her beautiful tone in both the upper and lower registers. Being a trumpet player myself, that is one thing I am striving for. I was recommended by a former trumpet teacher to listen to Allison Balsom, and I have never regretted it!

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