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The French Influence / Schwarz, Paik

Bozza / Schwarz / Paik
Release Date: 01/08/2016 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 1047  
Composer:  Arthur HoneggerJacques IbertHenri SenéeGeorge Enescu,   ... 
Performer:  Gerard SchwarzKun-Woo Paik
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you were into classical trumpet music as far back as the 1970s, you no doubt first knew Gerard Schwarz as one of the world’s leading virtuosos of his instrument. Of course, we all know him now as one of the world’s most revered conductors. Delos is doubly blessed to have captured both aspects of his versatile musical persona on record. His 1979 Delos recording (as both soloist and conductor) of The Classic Trumpet Concerti of Haydn/Hummel (DE 3001) garnered a Grammy nomination.

With this release, Delos is privileged to unearth an all-but-forgotten treasure from Schwarz’s earliest days as a trumpet wizard. In 1971 – the same year he graduated from Juilliard – he, along with his friend and schoolmate, the vaunted pianist Kun
Read more Woo Paik, made an LP recording for a fledgling label that soon folded. More than 40 years later, trumpet fans have the chance to discover it or hear it again.

The development of the modern trumpet and its associated technique was strongly influenced by French virtuosos and the composers who championed them. Thus we are treated here to largely seldom-heard (but often spectacular) music by Honegger, Ibert, Enesco, Sene?e, Jolivet, Bozza, Charlier and Pascal: an album that will appeal mightily to any fan of the classical trumpet.

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REVIEW:

Except for the Honegger Intrada and the Enesco Légende, the works featured here have not been widely recorded. Students and players of the trumpet as well as listeners interested in this repertoire and in Schwarz's early years will welcome the return of The French Influence to the catalog.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Intrada for Trumpet and Piano by Arthur Honegger
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; France 
2.
Impromptu for Trumpet and Piano by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; Rome, Italy 
3.
Concertino by Henri Senée
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
4.
Legende by George Enescu
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1905; Romania 
5.
Air de bravoure for Trumpet and Piano by André Jolivet
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; France 
6.
Caprice for Trumpet and Organ, Op. 47 by Eugène Bozza
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; France 
7.
Solo de Concours by Theo Charlier
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
8.
Capriccio for Trumpet and Piano by Claude René G. Pascal
Performer:  Gerard Schwarz (Trumpet), Kun-Woo Paik (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

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 Brief and beautiful April 28, 2017 By carl i. (Annapolis, MD) See All My Reviews "Delightful short pieces that lead one yearning for more....." Report Abuse
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