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Stories - Trumpet Concertos

Composer Sally Beamish
Betsy Jolas
Olga Neuwirth
Performer Håkan Hardenberger
Roger Muraro
Malmö Symphony Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
Martyn Brabbins, conductor
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-2293 SACD
EAN 7318599922935
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Oct 2019
Total time 61'00

Beamish, Jolas & Neuwirth concertos pioneered by Håkan HardenbergerAlongside his celebrated performances of the classical repertory, Håkan Hardenberger is also renowned as a pioneer of significant new trumpet works. The three works on this disc were all composed with him in mind, and illustrate his many-facetted musical persona. The most recent of them, ‘True Stories’ by Betsy Jolas, was written in order to give Hardenberger and Roger Muraro occasion to perform together. Its title springs from the fact that the work forms the composer’s first attempt to work with sounds selected from daily life and either ‘tamed’ through stylization or left quasi crude. Sally Beamish found inspiration for her concerto in Italo Calvino’s book Invisible Cities which, in her own words, ‘reflects aspects of city life: the organised architecture but seeming randomness; the sparkling though shabby beauty, in contrast to the dark, sordid underbelly – rusting pipes, waste, squalor.’ Finally, in …miramondo multiplo…, Olga Neuwirth incorporates stylistic and melodic references, for instance from her own works and the music of Handel, but also to the performance style of the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, lending each movement a musical atmosphere of its own. As a result, the concerto has been described as ‘a sequence of five very different musical stories’. The conductor in all three works is Martyn Brabbins, whose credentials in the field of contemporary music are impressive, having conducted hundreds of world premières across the globe.
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  Betsy Jolas
  Histoires vraies, Suite concertante pour piano, trompette & orchestre (2015)
01 Histoires vraies, Suite concertante pour piano, trompette & orchestre 19'23
  Sally Beamish
  Trumpet Concerto (2003) 22'47
02 I. Prelude. Adagio - Allegro 6'54
03 II. Andante 7'27
04 III. Allegro - Presto 8'26
  Olga Neuwirth
  …miramondo multiplo… (2006) 17'23
05 I. aria dell’angelo 4'11
06 II. aria della memoria 3'06
07 III. aria del sangue freddo 3'51
08 IV. aria della pace 3'26
09 V. aria del piacere 2'49
  Album total 61'00
ComposerBeamish, Sally
Jolas, Betsy
Neuwirth, Olga
PianoMuraro, Roger
TrumpetHardenberger, Håkan
OrchestraMalmö Symphony Orchestra
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
ConductorBrabbins, Martyn

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