Maurice André

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Born: May 21, 1933; Alès, France   Died: February 25, 2012; Urrugne, France   Country: France   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Maurice André has rightly earned the reputation of being one of the finest trumpet virtuosos from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He has made numerous concert appearances and recordings and has inspired composers like Blacher, Jolivet, and Tomasi to write major works for his instrument.

André was born in the Cévennes district of southern France. Young Maurice began taking vocal instruction (solfeggio) at age ten, but two years
Read more later, influenced by his father -- a miner, but also an excellent amateur trumpeter -- began playing the cornet and eventually the trumpet. But he also followed his father's occupation, becoming a miner at age 14. It was not long until the elder André realized the depth of his son's talent and arranged lessons for him with local teacher Leon Barthélémy. Because his father's wages were meager, André could not consider study at the Paris Conservatory, but through Barthélémy's clever plan, he gained admittance, tuition-free, by first joining a military band. At the age of 18, André began studies at the conservatory under Raymond Sabarich. He quickly demonstrated his immense talents, winning first prizes there for both cornet and trumpet playing in his first two years. In 1953, he began playing professionally in two ensembles, the Lamoureux Concert Association Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. André captured first prize in trumpet at the 1955 Geneva International Competition. He left the two orchestral posts in 1960 and 1962, respectively, joining the orchestra of the Opéra Comique in the latter year. In 1963, André was asked to sit on the jury of the Munich International Competition, but entered as a candidate instead and captured first prize, thus establishing himself at the age of 30 as one of the leading young trumpeters in the world. He immediately launched a solo career, which was eventually managed by his wife Liliane. He began making his first recordings around this time, most with the French label Erato. Many of his most important and popular later ones, however, were done for EMI. He has also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and smaller labels. Because the repertory for the trumpet was relatively small, he began transcribing -- or engaged others to transcribe -- works for oboe, violin, and other instruments. The Tartini Violin Concerto in D major was one such example, the transcription being done by Jean Thilde. André also began commissioning works from some of the leading composers of the day. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, André maintained a heavy concert schedule, playing with many of the leading orchestras and conductors in Europe and the United States and making numerous recordings. In a 1978 interview, André estimated that he typically played a 180-concert schedule and had made over 220 recordings up to that time. By 2003, André had appeared on over 300 recordings, though he had significantly reduced his concert schedule. While he has recorded music from most periods, he has tended to focus on Baroque repertory, such as works by Bach, Telemann, Handel, Torelli, and Albinoni. On many of his concert tours, André's younger brother Raymond, also a trumpeter of some renown, has accompanied him. In 1979, the first Maurice André Trumpet Competition was held. Subsequent events in the series took place in 1988, 1997, and 2000. André usually serves as chairman of the jury. Read less

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Born: May 21, 1933; Alès, France   Died: February 25, 2012; Urrugne, France   Country: France   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Maurice André has rightly earned the reputation of being one of the finest trumpet virtuosos from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He has made numerous concert appearances and recordings and has inspired composers like Blacher, Jolivet, and Tomasi to write major works for his instrument.

André was born in the Cévennes district of southern France. Young Maurice began taking vocal instruction (solfeggio) at age ten, but two years
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WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Le Carnaval des animaux : Introduction marche royale du lion
Le Carnaval des animaux : Poules et coqs - Hemiones - Tortues - L'éléphant - Kangourous - Aquarium
Le Carnaval des animaux : Personnages à longues oreilles - Le coucou au fond des bois - Volière
Le Carnaval des animaux : Pianistes - Fossiles - Le cygne
Le Carnaval des animaux : Final
Septuor en mi bémol majeur Op.65 : Préambule (Allegro moderato)
Septuor en mi bémol majeur Op.65 : Menuet (Tempo di minuetto moderato)
Septuor en mi bémol majeur Op.65 : Intermède (Andante)
Septuor en mi bémol majeur Op.65 : Gavotte et Final (Allegro non troppo - Più allegro)
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): I. Overture
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): II. Gigue (Allegro)
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): III. Air (Minuetto)
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): IV. Bourrée
Suite in D for trumpet and strings (1987 Digital Remaster): V. Marche
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con spirito
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Seiffert) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Seiffert) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro moderato
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Grave
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Allegro
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (ed. Thilde) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Allegro
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (ed. Thilde) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Sarabande
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra (ed. Thilde) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Presto
Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 No.3 (1985 Remastered Version): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 No.3 (1985 Remastered Version): II. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 No.3 (1985 Remastered Version): III. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D, Op.7 No.6 (1985 Remastered Version): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D, Op.7 No.6 (1985 Remastered Version): II. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto in D, Op.7 No.6 (1985 Remastered Version): III. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Remastered Version): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Remastered Version): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Remastered Version): III. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E flat H VIIe:1: I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E flat H VIIe:1: II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E flat H VIIe:1: III. Allegro
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Grave
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con spirito
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
1. Andante
2. Allegro
3. Largo
4. Allegro
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Siciliano: Largo
4. Vivace
1. Vivace
2. Fuga: Allegro
3. Andante
4. Allegro
1. Grave
2. Allegro
3. Sarabande: Largo
4. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
1. Spiritoso
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
4. Adagio
5. Presto
1. Allegro
2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
3. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 No.3 (1985 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 No.3 (1985 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto in B Flat, Op.7 No.3 (1985 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D, Op.7 No.6 (1985 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D, Op.7 No.6 (1985 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto in D, Op.7 No.6 (1985 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E Flat, Hob.VIIe/1 (1988 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, Op. 46, No 1 RV 537: I - Allegro
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, Op. 46, No 1 RV 537: II - Largo
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, Op. 46, No 1 RV 537: III - Allegro
Concerto in B flat for Trumpet, Violin and Strings RV 548 (ed. Malipiero): I. Allegro
Concerto in B flat for Trumpet, Violin and Strings RV 548 (ed. Malipiero): II. Largo
Concerto in B flat for Trumpet, Violin and Strings RV 548 (ed. Malipiero): III. Allegro
Concerto in C major RV 534 for Trumpets and Oboe: Allegro
Concerto in C major RV 534 for Trumpets and Oboe: Largo
Concerto in C major RV 534 for Trumpets and Oboe: Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con spirito
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): II. Andante
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (ed. F. Oubradous) (1998 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): First movement: Adagio
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Second movement: Allegro
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Third movement: Grave
Concerto for trumpet and orchestra in D major (ed. Grebe) (1998 Digital Remaster): Fourth movement: Allegro
Concerto 'Saint Marc' in B for trumpet and orchestra (recons. Jean Thilde) (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Grave
Concerto 'Saint Marc' in B for trumpet and orchestra (recons. Jean Thilde) (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Allegro
Concerto 'Saint Marc' in B for trumpet and orchestra (recons. Jean Thilde) (1994 Digital Remaster): III. Andante
Concerto 'Saint Marc' in B for trumpet and orchestra (recons. Jean Thilde) (1994 Digital Remaster): IV. Allegro
Concerto a cinque in C for 2 trumpets and oboe Op. 9 No. 9 (1994 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro non presto
Concerto a cinque in C for 2 trumpets and oboe Op. 9 No. 9 (1994 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio
Concerto a cinque in C for 2 trumpets and oboe Op. 9 No. 9 (1994 Digital Remaster): III. Allegro


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