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Alison Balsom: Shines with Haydn & Hummel Trumpet Concertos

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Two other points of interest should turn „Haydn & Hummel Trumpet Concertos“ into a must for every fan of the Trumpet repertoire. On the one hand, the album sees Alison Balsom conduct for the first time on a studio recording, directing the „Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen“ with a secure hand. And on the other, it contrasts compositions for the Baroque-era „natural“ Trumpet with those of later tracks designed for Anton Weidinger's „keyed“ Trumpet. Even though the latter would disappear from the mainstream in the 1840s to be replaced by the valve Trumpet, it represented a remarkable improvement at the time of its arrival, as it finally allowed playing organic chromatic scales.

As could be expected, Alison Balsom will back up the Haydn and Hummel Trumpet Concerto album with a long tour, which will take her from the USA to German, Switzerland and even to Brazil.

Picture by Mat Hennek

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