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08/25/11 8:00AM

Fear Them.
The whole show today isn't about trumpets - no, really! But there are a couple of interesting pieces you may enjoy if your preferences run more toward the brassy back row of the orchestra.

We'll hear Neruda's time-honored Concerto for Trumpet in a sparkling performance with Alison Balsom, and, Mahler's brilliant song, "Where the beautiful trumpets blow". For the grand finale of our 9am hour, it's Haydn's "Hornsignal" Symphony #31.

You may extract those earplugs now.



Tahiti: Raiatea - Town Square
Composer: Michael Torke
Ensemble: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Conductor: Clark Rundell
CD/Album: "Tahiti"
Record co./Cat #: Ecstatic 92231


Blumenstuck in Db, Op. 19
Composer: Robert Schumann
Soloists: Sviatoslav Richter, piano
CD/Album: "Sviatoslav Richter Vol. 4: A Schumann Recital"
Record co./Cat #: London 436456
Note: (This recording comes from a series of live dates in May/June 1986 in Mantua, Italy)


The Veronica (Summer); The Belvedere (Autumn); The Heliotrope (Summer)
Composer: James Oswald
Ensemble: The Broadside Band
Conductor: Jeremy Barlow
CD/Album: "Oswald: Airs for the Seasons-The Broadside Band"
Record co./Cat #: Dorian 80164


Suite "From the Middle Ages"
Composer: Alexander Glazunov
Ensemble: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
CD/Album: "Glazunov: From the Middla Ages/Scenes de Ballet - SNO/Jarvi"
Record co./Cat #: Chandos 8804


Trumpet Concerto in Eb
Composer: Johann Baptist Georg Neruda
Ensemble: The German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen
Conductor: Thomas Klug
Soloists: Alison Balsom, trumpet
CD/Album: "Alison Balsom: Trumpet Concertos"
Record co./Cat #: EMI 16213


Wo Die Schonen Trompeten Blasen
Composer: Gustav Mahler
Ensemble: Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Soloists: Lucia Popp, soprano ; Andreas Schmidt, bass
CD/Album: "Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn"
Record co./Cat #: Deutsche Grammophon 427302
Note: (song, from "The Horn of Youth" cycle: "Where the beautiful trumpets blow")


Symphony #31 in D, "Hornsignal"
Composer: Franz Joseph Haydn
Ensemble: Orchestra of St. Luke's
Conductor: Charles Mackerras
CD/Album: "Haydn: Symphonies No. 31 & No. 45"
Record co./Cat #: Telarc 80156
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