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Both Sides, Now


DR (Danish Radio): CD of the Week April 2012.

Ever since his sensational breakthrough some twenty years ago, Håkan Hardenberger has been breaking new ground for the trumpet, commissioning new works from the world’s foremost composers. On the present disc he shows a different side – one that may surprise those who know him as the intrepid interpreter of fiendishly complicated contemporary scores or the impeccably elegant performer of the classical repertoire such as the trumpet concertos by Haydn and Hummel. Not that Hardenberger is less intrepid or elegant than usual – but now he is finding use for these qualities in a programme of his own favourite songs and film themes, in imaginative arrangements made especially for this recording. Continuing a tradition begun by Chet Baker, Hardenberger’s trumpet-and-strings disc is as smooth as any, with the soloist relishing the opportunity to play the most meltingly beautiful tunes, in the most meltingly tuneful way. It also brings him together with some long-standing musical collaborators of his – the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the pianist Roland Pöntinen, who has made several of the arrangements and who also appears as guest performer in Michel Legrand’s Sans Toi and Kurt Weill’s Speak Low.
 
Extra material for download
 
 
  Composer: Piazzolla, Astor
  Oblivion
01 Oblivión 04:58 $ 1.19 USD
 
 
  Composer: Mitchell, Joni
  Both Sides, Now - arr. Roland Pöntinen
02 Both Sides, Now 05:58 $ 1.43 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rodgers, Richard
  My Funny Valentine, arr. Thomas Stevens - ‘in memoriam Chet Baker’
03 My Funny Valentine - ‘in memoriam Chet Baker’ 04:28 $ 1.07 USD
 
 
  Composer: Saint-Preux
  Andante pour trompette, arr. Roland Pöntinen
04 Andante pour trompette 03:22 $ 0.81 USD
 
 
  Composer: Lundgren, Jan
  The Seagull, arr. Roland Pöntinen
05 The Seagull 06:53 $ 1.65 USD
 
 
  Composer: Weill, Kurt
  Speak Low, arr. Roland Pöntinen
06 Speak Low 04:13 $ 1.01 USD
 
 
  Composer: Legrand, Michel
  Sans toi
07 Sans Toi 04:31 $ 1.08 USD
 
 
  Composer: Newman, Thomas
  Angels in America, arr. Roland Pöntinen
08 Angels in America 03:15 $ 0.78 USD
 
 
  Composer: Morricone, Ennio
  Gabriel’s Oboe from ‘The Mission’, arr. Tobias Broström
09 Gabriel’s Oboe from ‘The Mission’ 03:18 $ 0.79 USD
 
 
  Composer: Rota, Nino
  Waltz and Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’, arr. Tobias Broström
10 Waltz and Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’ 04:06 $ 0.98 USD
 
 
  Composer: Wallin, Rolf
  Elegy
11 Elegy 05:15 $ 1.26 USD
 
  Album total 50:17
ComposerLegrand, Michel
Lundgren, Jan
Mitchell, Joni
Morricone, Ennio
Newman, Thomas
Piazzolla, Astor
Rodgers, Richard
Rota, Nino
Saint-Preux
Wallin, Rolf
Weill, Kurt
TrumpetHardenberger, Håkan
OrchestraAcademy of St. Martin in the Fields
ConductorSillito, Kenneth
ArrangerBrostrom, Tobias
Pontinen (Pöntinen), Roland
PianoPontinen (Pöntinen), Roland

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