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Exposed Throat - Trumpet Recital

Catalogue numberBIS-1281 CD
Release date2006-10-20
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time62:00

Music Web International: Record of the Month.

Simultaneously one of the superstars of classical music and an indefatigable ambassador of contemporary music, Håkan Hardenberger presents a recital for solo trumpet where much of the music has been written directly for him. HK Gruber has previously collaborated with Hardenberger with the highly regarded concerto Aerial as a result. His Exposed Throat provides Hardenberger with the solo cadenza that the concerto lacks, as well as exploring the possibilities of creating polyphonic music for a single-voiced instrument. In his comments about Painting, Daniel Börtz – like Gruber – refers to Bach's solo sonatas as an inspiration. Poul Ruders has taken the emblematic trumpet signals Reveille and Retreat as a starting point for his work, explaining that the two illustrate 'the nature of the trumpet, an instrument capable of glorious panache as well as sublime, inward-looking finesse'. Robert Henderson's Variation Movements was composed in the 1960s, and has been hailed as 'a modern trumpet classic'. The Sonata by Robin Holloway, at it's first try-out, proved to be 'a gruelling test of prowess', as the composer recounts, and had to be divided between three players! Holloway later made a more practical version for two trumpets, but Hardenberger here performs the original, which in the composer's words 'remains available as a challenge to the strong of lip, lungs and spirit'. Håkan Hardenberger is all of this, as he has proved before on BIS, for instance on Prières sans paroles (BIS-SACD-1109) which was described by the reviewers as 'a dazzling virtuoso recital superbly played' (Gramophone) and as 'performed in an exemplary fashion' (Klassik Heute). His interpretations of the present programme – one which both technically and musically puts all preconceptions to the test – are no less masterful.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Gruber, (HK) Heinz Karl
01 Exposed Throat for solo trumpet in C 11:22 $ 2.39 USD
  Composer: Börtz, Daniel
02 Målning (Painting) for solo trumpet in C 08:53 $ 1.87 USD
  Composer: Ruders, Poul
  Reveille – Retraite 10:01
03 Reveille (con fuoco) 01:35 $ 0.33 USD
04 Retraite (Lontano) 08:26 $ 1.77 USD
  Composer: Henderson, Robert
  Variation Movements for trumpet solo 08:14
05 I. moving in a singing style 01:52 $ 0.39 USD
06 II. very fast 00:51 $ 0.18 USD
07 III. fast and marked 00:39 $ 0.14 USD
08 IV. slow and in a lyric style 02:58 $ 0.62 USD
09 V. fast and rhythmic 01:54 $ 0.40 USD
  Composer: Holloway, Robin
  Sonata for solo trumpet 21:29
10 I. Prelude 05:33 $ 1.17 USD
11 II. Melody 05:05 $ 1.07 USD
12 III. Toccata, Intermezzo and Fugue 10:51 $ 2.28 USD
  Album total 62:00
TrumpetHardenberger, Håkan
ComposerBörtz, Daniel
Gruber, (HK) Heinz Karl
Henderson, Robert
Holloway, Robin
Ruders, Poul

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