Jonathan Freeman-Attwood (trumpet)
Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano)
A creative and well-presented programme of French works re-imagined for trumpet and piano by acclaimed trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and Daniel-Ben Pienaar (piano).
'An exquisitely controlled trumpet sound.' International Record Review
'It is a fantastic record' High Fidelity
'This intelligently produced recital represents modern trumpet-playing...and programming...at its best ClassicsToday.com
La Trompette Retrouvée is Freeman-Attwood's second recording in his series with Linn Records and continues to explore his passion for expanding the limited chamber repertoire for trumpet by imaginatively arranging chamber works previously scored for alternative forces. He is joined on this recording by the pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar.
As the title implies, this album contains works by French composers, transforming works originally for forces such as cello, piano and orchestra into convincing transcriptions for trumpet and piano. Freeman-Attwood allows the insistent demands of the originals to assert their primacy and dictate the nature of each transcription, producing music which pays homage to the legacy of the composer's intentions but also adds a fresh sound and spirit.
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