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ROMANTIC TRUMPET SONATAS
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
Freeman-Attwood's playing is notable for the beauty and freedom of line of his lyrical phrasing. Gramophone
He somehow manages to combine ringing clarity with creamy smoothness, pin-point intonation and effortless agility. International Record Review
Outstanding playing with a dynamic range of lively dialogue and solo lyricism in virtuoso style. The Observer
A multi-talented trumpeter. BBC Music Magazine
Renowned for his outstanding technical and musical ability, as well as his unique re-workings of chamber repertoire, this latest album from Jonathan Freeman-Attwood introduces some fresh and unusual arrangements of well-known Romantic music for the under-explored medium of trumpet and piano duo.
The choice of Mendelssohn and Schumann, originally written for cello and violin respectively, allows Freeman-Attwood to demonstrate the melodic lyricism of the instrument as well as the thrilling execution a brass instrument can bring to intricate passage-work.
Grieg's Holberg Suite has attracted arrangers since its composition; the opening Preludium is a brilliant vehicle for the trumpet and piano, fully showcasing the skills of the duo that have honed their skills over three albums.
These new transcriptions are beyond anything previously imagined for trumpet; they expand the boundaries of the trumpet as a solo instrument and deserve to take their place in the standard repertoire for the instrument.
As a trumpet player, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood has performed and recorded both as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles and has attracted plaudits from the press for his solo recordings.
Jonathan broadcasts regularly for BBC Radio 3 and is Principal of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
South African born Daniel-Ben Pienaar is an award-winning pianist whose live performances and recordings have won him widespread acclaim: "a kaleidoscope of colours and textures" (International Piano).
Edvard Grieg(1843 1907)|
Holberg Suite, Op 40 (1884) arr Pienaar
1. Praeludium (2:14)
2. Sarabande (3:29)
3. Gavotte (2:30)
4. Air (5:02)
5. Rigaudon (3:50)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Sonata No 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851)*
6. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck (6:51)
7. Allegretto (3:47)
8. Lebhaft (5:05)
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Sonata No 2 in D Major, Op 58 (1843)*
9. Allegro assai vivace (7:02)
10. Allegretto scherzando (4:55)
11. Adagio (4:09)
12. Motto allegro e vivace (6:18)
Karl Pilss (1902-1979)
Sonata for Trumpet and Piano (1935)
13. Allegro appassionato (5:00)
14. Adagio, molto cantabile (6:22)
15. Allegro agitato (2:54)
TOTAL TIME 70:00
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