Maurice André



Born: May 21, 1933; Alčs, 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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  • 26.
    Essential Baroque
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 95429 Release Date: 02/23/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Pachelbel,  George Frideric Handel,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Gerald Finley,  George Malcolm,  William Bennett  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Stephen Cleobury,  Yehudi Menuhin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Camerata Lysy,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Early Music Consort of London  ... 
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  • 27.
    Maurice Andre Plays Opera Arias
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 49219 Release Date: 12/01/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Vincenzo Bellini  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André
    Conductor:  Michel Plasson
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
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    19th Century Masterpieces
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 98317 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Sir Edward Elgar,  Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  Paul Dukas,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Aldo Ciccolini,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult,  Michel Plasson,  Eugene Ormandy,  Klaus Tennstedt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 29.
    Maurice Andre Edition - Concertos Vol. 2 / Andre, Paillard Chamber Orchestra
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 4690666 Release Date: 09/14/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Various
    Performer:  Maurice André
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra
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  • 30.
    Best Wedding 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64262 Release Date: 06/16/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  George Frideric Handel,  Claude Debussy,  Camille Saint-Saëns  ... 
    Performer:  Markus Klinko,  Ian Brown,  Christopher van Kampen,  Susan Tomes  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Reginald Kilbey,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nash Ensemble,  Vienna String Sextet Members,  Ensemble Berlin  ... 
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  • 31.
    Haydn: Trumpet Concerto; Cello Concerto / Andre, Barboteu, Coursier
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 6661552 Release Date: 05/11/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
    Performer:  Maurice André,  André Navarra,  Georges Barboteu,  Gilbert Coursier
    Conductor:  Jean-François Paillard,  Karl Ristenpart
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paillard Chamber Orchestra,  Saar Chamber Orchestra
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  • 32.
    Best Encores 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 64752 Release Date: 02/24/2009   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Alexander Goedicke,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Teodor Grigoriu,  Ernesto De Curtis  ... 
    Performer:  Ole Edvard Antonsen,  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Placido Domingo,  Cheryl Studer  ... 
    Conductor:  John Barker,  Asher Fisch,  Sir Andrew Davis,  Franz Welser-Möst  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  National Theater Opera Orchestra of Paris  ... 
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  • 33.
    Handel, Biscogli, Et Al: Trumpet Concertos / Maurice André
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 49572 Release Date: 01/07/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Francesco Biscogli,  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Wilhelm Hertel,  Gottfried H. Stölzel
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Maurice Bourgue,  Maurice Allard
    Conductor:  Jörg Faerber
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
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    Noel! - Voices Of Christmas / Alagna, Dessay, Te Kanawa, Hampson, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 42605 Release Date: 11/11/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hugh Martin,  James Pierpont,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Barbara Hendricks,  Roberto Alagna,  Maurice André  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Ladies' Quartet,  Les Petits Chanteurs De Vienne  ... 
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  • 35.
    Best Karajan 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 15206 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Maria Callas,  Mstislav Rostropovich,  Elisabeth Grümmer,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 36.
    Karajan - Complete Emi Recordings 1946-84 Vol 1 - Orchestral Works
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 12038 Release Date: 04/01/2008   Number of Discs: 88
    Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.,  Josef Strauss,  E. Nikolaus von Reznicek,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Karl Leister,  Elisabeth Schwarzkopf,  Ernst Haefliger,  Anne-Sophie Mutter  ... 
    Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
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  • 37.
    Ses Plus Grands Succes
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 758857 Release Date: 03/11/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Marc-Antoine Charpentier,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Jean-Baptiste ". Arban,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Jean-Claude Meignam,  Maurice André,  Joel Pontet,  Guy Touvron  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Martini,  Theodor Guschlbauer,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Louis de Froment  ... 
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  • 38.
    La Trompette De Toutes Les Mélodies / André
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 754638 Release Date: 01/13/2008  
    Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni,  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Benedetto Marcello  ... 
    Performer:  Jane Parker-Smith,  Maurice André
    Conductor:  Riccardo Muti,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos,  Michel Plasson,  Edmond de Stoutz  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra  ... 
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  • 39.
    Maurice Andre - 100 Airs De Trompette
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 377926 Release Date: 01/13/2008   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Jean-Baptiste Arban,  Nino Rota,  Grigoras Dinicu,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Maurice André
    Conductor:  Roger Boutry,  János Rolla
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra,  Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra
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  • 40.
    L'Art de Maurice André
    Label: Emi Studio   Catalog: 64100 Release Date: 01/07/2008   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Anne Danican Philidor,  Jean-B Loeillet,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Hedwig Bilgram,  Thierry Caens,  Jean-Paul Leroy  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean-Pierre Wallez,  Jörg Faerber,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jesús Lopez-Cobos  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestral Ensemble,  Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra,  Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 41.
    Classical Trumpet Concertos- Haydn, Mozart, Hummel / André
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54086 Release Date: 08/06/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Vincenzo Bellini,  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
    Performer:  Maurice André
    Conductor:  Edmond de Stoutz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Chamber Orchestra
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  • 42.
    La Trompette D'or / Maurice André
    Label: Philips Silverline Classics   Catalog: 420877 Release Date: 07/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Jeremiah Clarke,  Leopold Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Daniele Artur
    Conductor:  Albert Beaucamp,  Armand Birbaum
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Musici,  Rouen Chamber Orchestra,  Paris Clarinet Sextet  ... 
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  • 43.
    Maurice André At The Ebbs Church, Troy, Austria
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 49722 Release Date: 04/24/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Domenico Cimarosa,  George Frideric Handel,  Vincenzo Bellini  ... 
    Performer:  François-Henri Houbart,  Maurice André,  Beatrice André,  Nicolas André
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  • 44.
    Works For Trumpet And Organ / André, Bilgram
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 49721 Release Date: 04/24/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Alessandro Marcello,  Jean-B Loeillet,  Tomaso Albinoni  ... 
    Performer:  Maurice André,  Hedwig Bilgram
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  • 45.
    Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Vol 4 1970-80
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 6004 Release Date: 04/10/2007   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  André Caplet,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Anton Bruckner,  Maarten Bon  ... 
    Performer:  Jean Decroos,  Maurice André,  Vera Badings,  Werner Herbers  ... 
    Conductor:  Jean Fournet,  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Carlo Maria Giulini,  Bernard Haitink  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Marinus Choir,  NCRV Vocal Ensemble  ... 
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  • 46.
    Best Baroque 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70907 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Joao Domingos Bomtempo  ... 
    Performer:  Della Jones,  Arleen Augér,  Michel Sanvoisin,  Lionel Rogg  ... 
    Conductor:  Richard Hickox,  Louis Auriacombe,  Michel Corboz,  Lajos Rovátkay  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Baroque Sinfonia,  Toulouse Chamber Orchestra,  Gulbenkian Foundation Symphony Orchestra Lisbon  ... 
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  • 47.
    Best Classics 100
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 70853 Release Date: 08/29/2006   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gioachino Rossini,  Alexander Borodin,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  David Bell,  Henriette Puig-Roget,  Victoria de los Angeles,  Heather Harper  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consortium Musicum,  South German Madrigal Choir Stuttgart,  Polish Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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  • 48.
    The #1 Vivaldi Album
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 000646702 Release Date: 04/11/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Janine Jansen,  Candida Thompson,  Henk Rubingh,  Julian Rachlin  ... 
    Conductor:  Salvatore Accardo,  Claudio Abbado,  Victor Alessandro,  Trevor Pinnock  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti di Napoli,  Stradivaria Ensemble,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 49.
    The Best Baroque Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 54468 Release Date: 04/04/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Henry Purcell,  George Frideric Handel,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  George Malcolm,  Wayne Marshall,  Anthony Bailes,  Bob van Asperen  ... 
    Conductor:  Yehudi Menuhin,  Sir Philip Ledger,  Wolfgang Gönnenwein,  Sir Charles Mackerras  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Menuhin Festival Orchestra,  Cambridge King's College Choir,  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble  ... 
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  • 50.
    Most Relaxing Vivaldi Album In The World...ever!
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 53354 Release Date: 03/21/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Monica Huggett,  Giovanni Scaramuzzino,  Sonia Maurer,  Franco Gulli  ... 
    Conductor:  Nicholas Kraemer,  Fabio Biondi,  Renato Fasano,  Iona Brown  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raglan Baroque Players,  Europa Galante,  I Virtuosi di Roma  ... 
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