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Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)

CKD 370

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    “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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