Maurice Andre Plays Opera Arias

Release Date: 11/24/2009
Catalog Number: EMI 49219
Performer: Maurice André
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The choice of a trumpeter in a recital of operatic arias is both a specialist and a certain kind of popular one. Maurice Andre is very persuasive in the opening Queen of Night's Aria from Die Zauberflöte and indeed in all the coloratura arias (notably the Bell song from Lakmé, and the Doll song from Les conies d'Hoffmann) the easy exuberance and pointed articulation are easy to respond to. Yet a soupy chorus added to Bellini's "Casta diva" brings a curious sort of compromise, and "Che gelida manina" from La bohéme could hardly be less suited to a brass instrument. But if you want this kind of thing it is technically flawless, the recording is digitally vivid and present and there is a great deal of it.

-- Gramophone [1/1989]
Works on This Recording
1. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Der Hölle Rache by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Norma: Casta diva by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Italy
3. Lakmé: Où va la jeune indoue? "Bell Song" by Léo Delibes
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
4. L'Elisir d'Amore: Una furtiva lagrima by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832 ; Italy
5. Rigoletto: La donna è mobile by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851 ; Italy
6. La Gioconda: Cielo e mar by Amilcare Ponchielli
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Written: 1876 ;
7. Don Pasquale: Quel guardo il cavaliere...So anch'io la virtù by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Italy
8. Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384: Martern aller Arten by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782 ; Vienna, Austria
9. Semiramide: Bel raggio lusinghier by Gioachino Rossini
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823 ; Italy
10. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Les oiseaux dans la charmille by Jacques Offenbach
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
11. I puritani: Son vergin vezzosa "Polacca" by Vincenzo Bellini
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Italy
12. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Ach, ich fühl's, es ist verschwunden by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791 ; Vienna, Austria
13. La Bohème: Che gelida manina by Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896 ; Italy
14. Carmen: Près des ramparts de Seville "Seguidilla" by Georges Bizet
Performer: Maurice André (Trumpet)
Conductor: Michel Plasson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Toulouse Capitole Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873-1874 ; France
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