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At The Beach / Hardenberger, Pontinen


Release Date: 05/27/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 422344   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Virgil ThomsonGrigoras DinicuCarl HohneFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Håkan HardenbergerRoland Pöntinen
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The slightly garrulous quality of Virgil Thomson's At the Beach is endearing and Glazunov's Album leaf is effectively romantic. Best are the quirky items like Ibert's Impromptu with angular jazzy rhythmic feeling, and Marcel Bitsch's witty Variations on a Theme of Domenico Scarlatti, where there is some marvellously crisp articulation from Hardenberger, precise in the most captivating way. He plays with superb aplomb throughout and is just as communicative with a mute in Pontinen's crossover piece, The girl from Brasil which ends the recital atmospherically.

Vividly and realistically recorded too, this collection is essentially for trumpet fanciers and admirers of Hardenberger.

-- Ivan March, Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

1. At the Beach by Virgil Thomson
Performer:  Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
2. Hora staccato by Grigoras Dinicu
Performer:  Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet), Roland Pöntinen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Romania 
3. Slavic Fantasy by Carl Hohne
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899 
4. Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
5. Pluie de diamants, Op. 160 by Emil Waldteufel
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Paris, France 
6. Rondo for Lifey by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
7. Albumblatt for Trumpet and Piano in D flat major by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1899; Russia 
8. Impromptu for Trumpet and Piano by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Rome, Italy 
9. Fantasia Brilliante on "My Love Is like A Red Red Rose " by William Weide
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
10. Romance for Violin and Piano in G major by Max Reger
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902; Germany 
11. Variations (4) sur un theme de Domenico Scarlatti by Marcel Bitsch
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 
12. The Girl from Brazil by Roland Pontinen
Performer:  Roland Pöntinen (Piano), Håkan Hardenberger (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 

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