Alison Balsom (feat. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner) - Caprice - 2006 - 2014 (FLAC, 24BIT – 44.1KHZ)

Alison Balsom (feat. Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner) – Caprice – 2006 – 2014 (FLAC, 24BIT – 44.1KHZ)

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Astor Piazzólla, Oskar Fredrik Lindberg, Jean-Baptiste Arban, Niccolò Paganini, Manuel de Falla, Sergey Rachmaninov, Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Achille Debussy, Henri Fredien Tomasi
Performer: Alison Balsom – trumpet
Orchestra: Göteborgs Symfoniker
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 44.1KHZ
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Warner Classics
Size: 534.8 MB
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Alison Balsom
Caprice

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata in A major K331

01. III. Rondo alla turca (3:07)

Astor Piazzólla (1921-1992)
Libertango

02. Libertango (4:34)

Oskar Fredrik Lindberg (1887-1955)
Gammel fäbodpsalm från Dalarna

03. Andante (4:10)

Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889) arr. Julian Milone
Variations on ‘Casta Diva’ from Bellini’s Norma

04. Variations on ‘Casta Diva’ (6:26)

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840) arr. Julian Milone & Alison Balsom
24 Caprices, Op. 1

05. Caprice No.24 in A minor (4:20)

Manuel de Falla (1876-1946) orch. Luciano Berio (1925-2003)
7 Canciones populares españolas

06. I. El paño moruno (1:16)
07. II. Seguidilla murciana (1:14)
08. III. Asturiana (2:09)
09. IV. Jota (3:06)
10. V. Nana (1:28)
11. VI. Canción (1:04)
12. VII. Polo (1:20)

Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943) transcr. Alison Balsom

14 Songs, Op. 34
13. No. 14 Vocalise (5:03)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) transcr. Alison Balsom
Die Zauberflöte K. 620 ‘The Magic Flute’

14. Der Hölle Rache (2:58)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) transcr. Alison Balsom
Violin Concerto in A minor BWV 1041

15. II. Andante (6:13)

Claude Achille Debussy (1862-1918)
Syrinx

16. Syrinx (2:43)

Henri Fredien Tomasi (1901-1971)
Trumpet Concerto

17. II. Nocturne (4:35)

Astor Piazzólla (1921-1992) arr. Julian Milone
Esqualo

18. Esqualo (4:00)

Infectious performance

Voted Young British Classical Performer of the Year at the 2006 Classical Brits, Alison Balsom follows her critically-acclaimed album Bach: Works for Trumpet with Caprice, a novel and demanding programme of specially arranged popular classical works.

The album features sparkling transcriptions of Mozart’s ‘Rondo alla Turca’ and the Queen of the Night’s aria (from The Magic Flute) as well as the scintillating ‘Variations on Bellini’s Norma’ by the French virtuoso Jean-Baptiste Arban. Amongst the more lyrical numbers, Balsom plays arrangements of Rachmaninov’s haunting Vocalise and the exquisite Nocturne from Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto. She also brings her unique sound to two pieces played by the trumpet alone: Paganini’s well-known violin Caprice No.24 and Debussy’s Syrinx.

“The young British trumpeter Alison Balsom is a real star: resplendent and well-varied tone, crisp attack, absolute ease of production throughout the range.” (BBC Music Magazine)

“What comes across is Balsom’s sheer exuberance and joy in making music. Be astonished at the variety of moods the trumpet is capable of.” (Classic FM Magazine)

“In the Latin-inspired pieces, Balsom’s awareness of the choreographic suggestiveness in the raunchy Piazzolla and smouldering Falla brings exhilarating freedom and colour. …another infectious performance from a dazzling young British talent in fine form, one whose programming ideas and emerging musical personality go from strength to strength.” (Gramophone Magazine)

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