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Hummel, L. Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi / André, Karajan


Release Date: 03/09/1999 
Label:  Emi Great Recordings Of The Century Catalog #: 66961   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Nepomuk HummelLeopold MozartGeorg Philipp TelemannAntonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Maurice André
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Maurice André, whose distinguished recording career with EMI began with these classic performances, is perhaps the foremost trumpeter of the late 20th century. The Hummel concerto is primarily a florid and lyrical work. The slow movement is a charmer: set against a buoyant string section and deftly interwoven woodwinds, André's beautifully rendered playing recalls the cantilena style most associated with operatic vocal solos. Leopold Mozart's concerto evokes the early "natural" trumpet (lacking valves and keyholes) and its ability to soar on high-pitched notes. The final Allegro in particular is a demanding showcase as it requires some high-register playing, all of which is pulled off with aplomb by André. Telemann's Concerto in D is a Read more brilliant work because of its variety of moods. For example, the first movement is a rather solemn though gorgeous affair while the second is brimming with joy and optimism. In contrast to the other works here, Vivaldi's Concerto in A flat always has the trumpet at the forefront. With its rippling lines in the first movement to the fanfares of the last this brief work is a showpiece for André and serves as a fitting end to this collection of trumpet masterpieces. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Trumpet in E flat major, S 49/WoO 1 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 20 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Alto Trombone in D major by Leopold Mozart
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 16 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1714; Eisenach, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in F major, Op. 2 no 4/RV 20 by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1709; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 05/1974 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Thilde 

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