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Haydn, Hummel: Trumpet Concertos

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
With the large selection of recordings on the market for both the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concertos, the browser might be forgiven for wondering whether British trumpeter Alison Balsom's no-neckline look might be the chief attraction here. It's not the case, and Balsom crafts a distinctive interpretation of these familiar works within the category of modern-instrument, chamber-orchestra readings. Annotator Jonathan Freeman-Attwood points out an interesting feature of the Haydn concerto's outer movements: the composer's humorous treatment of the fanfares conventionally associated with the trumpet. The instrument seems to be trying to assert itself against the flow of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
With the large selection of recordings on the market for both the Haydn and Hummel trumpet concertos, the browser might be forgiven for wondering whether British trumpeter Alison Balsom's no-neckline look might be the chief attraction here. It's not the case, and Balsom crafts a distinctive interpretation of these familiar works within the category of modern-instrument, chamber-orchestra readings. Annotator Jonathan Freeman-Attwood points out an interesting feature of the Haydn concerto's outer movements: the composer's humorous treatment of the fanfares conventionally associated with the trumpet. The instrument seems to be trying to assert itself against the flow of melody characteristic of Haydn's time. Balsom catches this humor with restrained playing that has an unmistakably sly quality. She also handles the virtuoso demands of the Hummel concerto effortlessly; offers very langorous, lovely slow movements; and switches gears into a sparer idiom for the "Trumpet Concerto in D major" by Giuseppe Torelli, which would have originally been played on a natural trumpet. The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, with Balsom apparently conducting from the trumpet, offers support in keeping with the general mood. The only complaints, and they are small ones, are that the program ends with a thud with the slight trumpet concerto originally for hunting horn by Jan Neruda and that the program is short at under 53 minutes. The shorter concertos would have worked better as an entr'acte, with the Hummel at the end. The sound, captured at a Lutheran church in suburban Bremen, is on the bright side, but reveals Balsom's subtle approach nicely. The buyer new to these familiar trumpet pieces can choose this release with confidence.
New York Times - Vivien Schweitzer
Those who associate the trumpet with brash fanfares should listen to Alison Balsom’s poetic renditions of [these] concertos.
Gramophone - Richard Wigmore
What lingers in the memory is the lyrical grace of her phrasing, and her delicacy of shading.... A stunning recital from a poet of this traditionally martial instrument.
BBC Music Magazine - Anthony Burton
Even against strong competition, Balsom stands out as something special.

What lingers in the memory is the lyrical grace of her phrasing, and her delicacy of shading.... A stunning recital from a poet of this traditionally martial instrument.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/14/2008
  • Label: Warner Classics
  • EAN: 5099921621307
  • Catalog Number: 16213
  • Sales rank: 17,743

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Trumpet Concerto in E or E flat major, WoO 1, S. 49 - Johann Nepomuk Hummel & Thomas Klug (17:49)
  2. 4–6 Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, H. 7e/1 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Thomas Klug (14:43)
  3. 7–9 Concerto, for trumpet & strings in D major (Etienne Roger 188) - Giuseppe Torelli & Thomas Klug (5:51)
  4. 10–12 Trumpet Concerto in E flat - Jan Krtitel Jiri Neruda & Thomas Klug (14:26)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alison Balsom Primary Artist
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