Windows - Music For Trumpet And Organ / Touvron, Krapp

Release Date: 9/27/2007
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: RCA61186
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Described as ‘fortuitous’ (by trumpeter and scholar Edward Tarr) the combination of trumpet and organ has inspired a considerable number of composers in the 20th century... With [Bis 565], and a performance by John Wallace at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, Eben’s work, inspired by four of Marc Chagall’s stained-glass windows, looks to be flavour of the month... [Bis 565] sometimes loses the clarity which the closely-miked Touvron boasts. Conversely, this clarity enables Krapp’s precisely articulated chords in Golden Window to contrast more markedly with the melismatic trumpet line.

A misinterpretation of Jolivet’s title Arioso barocco in RCA’s note as ‘poetic evocation of older music’ is corrected by Tarr, who explains the ‘barocco’ derivation as an ‘irregular pearl, with the connotation “distorted” ’... Touvron has a warmer sound (note the mysterious, cup-muted opening) which the various organ stops attempt to throw off-centre.

Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Deborah Calland, BBC Music Magazine
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Trumpet and Organ in C major by Harald Genzmer
Performer: Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Edgar Krapp (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1971 ; Germany
2. Alleluias... by Marius Constant
Performer: Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Edgar Krapp (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
3. Chorales (7) for Trumpet and Organ: no 1 by Jean Langlais
Performer: Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Edgar Krapp (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Paris, France
4. Chorales (7) for Trumpet and Organ: no 2 by Jean Langlais
Performer: Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Edgar Krapp (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Paris, France
5. Chorales (7) for Trumpet and Organ: no 4 by Jean Langlais
Performer: Guy Touvron (Trumpet), Edgar Krapp (Organ)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Paris, France
6. Chorales (7) for Trumpet and Organ: no 7 by Jean Langlais
Performer: Edgar Krapp (Organ), Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1972 ; Paris, France
7. Arioso barocco for Trumpet and Organ by André Jolivet
Performer: Edgar Krapp (Organ), Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1968 ; France
8. Windows by Petr Eben
Performer: Edgar Krapp (Organ), Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1976 ; Czech Republic
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