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Wim Van Hasselt On The Road

Van Hasselt,Wim
Release Date: 01/10/2012 
Label:  Channel Classics   Catalog #: 31811   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alexandre LuiginiJulien-François ZbindenLudwig van BeethovenDerek Bourgeois,   ... 
Performer:  Wim Val HasseltEriko TakezawaGustavo GimenoJörgen Van Rijen,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jack Kerouac's book On the Road saw the light of day in 1957. It was to become the cult book of the beat generation. To be forever on-the-road was a new attitude to life, a present-day interpretation of the bohemian type, and it came to inspire generations of pop musicians. For the Arts, borders have always been irrelevant. Bach and Mozart sought inspiration in the music of all the countries around them. Bartók traveled endlessly and as far as Africa.

The works on the present CD were written by composers from nine European countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Scotland, England and Italy. Nothing less than a journey through the trumpet repertoire of Europe. Wim Van
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Born in Belgium, his passion for the trumpet took him quickly to Louvain, Brussels and - new to him - the city of Karlsruhe, where he studied with Reinhold Friedrich, in the words of Van Hasselt "an icon in the trumpet world and a source of inspiration for this CD". Like so many music students, he went 'on the road' to find a good teacher. In Karlsruhe he got to know the Japanese pianist Eriko Takezawa, who accompanied him as répétiteur for his entrance exam at the Hochschule and has often played with him since.

Then Van Hasselt's dream to play in the best possible orchestra took him to Berlin and Amsterdam. And this CD was yet another dream. "Not only to stretch my own boundaries, but particularly because I really want people to hear this music. I have looked for the extremes of trumpet repertoire and have compiled a varied programme with pieces in all sorts of colours and styles, ranging from classical through belle époque to contemporary."
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Works on This Recording

1. Caprice for Cornet and Piano by Alexandre Luigini
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Eriko Takezawa (Piano)
2. Concertino for Trumpet, Snare Drum and Piano, Op. 6 by Julien-François Zbinden
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Eriko Takezawa (Piano), Gustavo Gimeno (Percussion)
3. Fidelio, Op. 72: Abscheulicher!...Komm, Hoffnung by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Eriko Takezawa (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
4. Trio for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano, Op. 285 by Derek Bourgeois
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Eriko Takezawa (Piano), Jörgen Van Rijen (Trombone)
5. Fantasia Vespertina by Petr Eben
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Eriko Takezawa (Piano)
6. Scenette a due by Wilhelm von Grunelius
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Emily Beynon (Flute)
7. Cartoon by Thomas Wilson
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Eriko Takezawa (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8. On the Road by Wim Henderickx
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet)
9. Splitting Wood by Martin Fondse
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet), Claudio Puntin (Bass Clarinet), Jörg Brinkmann (Cello),
Martin Fondse (Keyboard)
10. Good Night by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Wim Val Hasselt (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century 

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