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Légende (HD)

Alison Balsom, Tom Poster

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Sonatine  
1.1
I. Prelude
Jean Francaix; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
1:20
1.2
II. Sarabande
Jean Francaix; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
3:09
1.3
II. Sarabande - Cadenza
Jean Francaix; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
0:45
1.4
III. Gigue
Jean Francaix; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
1:35
1.5
Légende
George Enescu; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
6:09
1.6
Concert - Etude
Alexander Goedicke; Timofei Dokshitser; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
3:17
1.7
Farewell to Stromness
Alison Balsom; Peter Maxwell Davies; Tom Poster; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
3:52
Trumpet Sonata  
1.8
I. Mit Kraft
Paul Hindemith; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
5:12
1.9
II. Mässig bewegt
Paul Hindemith; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
2:19
1.10
III. Trauermusik
Paul Hindemith; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
6:01
1.11
III. Trauermusik - Alle Menschen müssen sterben
Paul Hindemith; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
2:14
Sonatine, M. 40  
1.12
II. Mouvement de menuet
Maurice Ravel; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
3:36
1.13
The Thoughts of Dr. May
Alison Balsom; Tom Poster; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
6:27
1.14
Sonatine
Bohuslav Martinu; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
7:05
1.15
Rondo for Lifey
Leonard Bernstein; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
1:19
1.16
Someone to Watch Over Me
George Gershwin; Joseph Turrin; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
4:00
1.17
The Way You Look Tonight
Alison Balsom; Jerome Kern; Tom Poster; Alison Balsom; Tom Poster
2:52
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    61:12
"They make a lovely sound together…I enjoyed the sweetness of Balsom’s muted tone in the central Sarabande of the Françaix and the way that even while articulating brilliantly through Goedicke’s Concert-étude, she can make her lines sing."
- Gramophone

The trumpeter Alison Balsom has a rich Warner Classics catalogue, but this is her first CD recital with piano - here played by her long-standing recital partner, Tom Poster. Balsom describes the progamme as embracing "the most important repertoire for trumpet and piano" - taking a fascinating journey through 20th century works by such composers as Enescu, Hindemith, Martinu, Francaix, Bernstein and Maxwell Davies.

That being said, the final piece - preceding 'American Songbook' encores by Gershwin and Kern - dates from the 21st centruy and was composed by the team of Balsom and Poster themselves. Titled "The Thoughts of Dr. May", it is inspired by another British musician: Brain May, lead guitarist of the rock band Queen - and also, as it happens, an astrophysicist. The recital was recorded live in London.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

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