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Seraph

Alison Balsom, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble, Lawrence Renes

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Seraph  
1.1
I.
James MacMillan; Alison Balsom; Scottish Ensemble
4:41
1.2
II. Adagio
James MacMillan; Alison Balsom; Scottish Ensemble
5:11
1.3
III. Marcato e ritmico
James MacMillan; Alison Balsom; Scottish Ensemble
5:23
1.4
'Paths'
Toru Takemitsu; Alison Balsom
6:15
Trumpet Concerto in A-Flat Major  
1.5
I. Andante - Allegro Energico
Alexander Arutiunian; Alison Balsom; Lawrence Renes; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
8:16
1.6
II. Meno Mosso
Alexander Arutiunian; Alison Balsom; Lawrence Renes; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
3:24
1.7
III. Tempo 1
Alexander Arutiunian; Alison Balsom; Lawrence Renes; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
3:28
1.8
Nobody Knows
Alison Balsom; Anonymous; Tom Poster; Alison Balsom
4:24
1.9
Trumpet Concerto in C Major
Bernd Alois Zimmerman; Alison Balsom; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Renes
14:35
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    55:37
"Balsom is a superb advocate, combining technical brilliance with penetrating musicianship - a true poet of the trumpet as well as a formidable athlete."
- BBC Music Magazine

"[Macmillan's concerto] deftly combines trumpet and strings in music that ranges from the incisiveness of its first movement, via the 'seraphic' plaintiveness of its lightly textured Adagio to the robust interplay of the finale. Balsom takes its not inconsiderable demands in her stride, with the Scottish Ensemble unstinting in its support."
- Gramophone

Alison Balsom is a unique and independent artist who have broken through to the mainstream whilst retaining her integrity and core musical values. Exceptional talent, a glamorous stage presence and a witty and engaging personality make Alison one of the most exciting and bankable artists in the core classical world today.

Alison’s new recording of modern and contemporary repertoire marks an important artistic stepping stone in her career. This labour of love features the world premiere recording of Seraph, James MacMillan’s trumpet concerto written for Alison, works by Takemitsu and Zimmermann and includes her long-awaited recording of the ever popular Arutunian Trumpet Concerto.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics Studio Masters

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