by Alison Balsom


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Another infectious performance from a dazzling young British talent in fine form, one whose programming idea and emerging musical personality go from strength to strength.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/03/2006
Label: Warner Classics
UPC: 0094635325522
catalogNumber: 53255

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alison Balsom   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet,E Flat Trumpet
Edward Gardner   Conductor
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Luciano Berio   Arranger
Dennis Collins   Liner Note Translation
Julian Milone   Arranger
Renate Maria Wendel   Liner Note Translation
Alison Balsom   Arranger
Jørn Pedersen   Producer
Eckhardt van den Hoogen   Liner Note Translation
Nigel Simeone   Liner Notes,Liner Note Translation
Paul Mitchell   Art Direction

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Caprice 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Titling a collection of works CAPRICE ('a disposition to do things impulsively') is entirely in keeping with the magnetism and flair of the talented, beautiful, and intensely musical trumpeter Alison Balsom. For this listener the introduction to Miss Balsom was a recent Los Angeles Philharmonic performance of contemporary works, the one being played by Miss Balsom was the exceedingly beautiful and treacherously difficult Bernd Alois Zimmermann 'Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra: Nobody knows the trouble I see'. Witnessing the live performance of this gifted lass resulted in the immediate purchase of her recordings. CAPRICE is a terrific collection of works arranged for trumpet and while such collections don't appeal on every level, for this recording Balsom makes it work. She is equally at home with Bach (of course), Mozart, and Paganini as she is with Debussy, Rachmaninov, de Falla, the infectious Piazzolla, Lindberg, and Tomasi. It is a varied recital, ably assisted by Edward Gardner conducting the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and while not every 'transcription' feels right, the performances ring with an authenticity because of Balsom's assured technique. With the technical skill Balsom possesses and the flair for interaction with not only the orchestra but also with the audience it seems obvious that she is secure on the ladder of success. She is an intelligent musician and a dazzling spirit! Grady Harp