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La Trompette Retrouvée - Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Australian Hi-Fi


12 September 2007
Super Fidelity - Australian Hi-Fi
John Sunier

This disc featrures Rameau (Suite from Nais); Hahn (A Chloris); Chabrier (Suite for Trumpet and Piano); Saint-Saëns (Romanza); and Fauré (Deuxieme Sonate). Trumpet music has been a strong part of French musical culture for centuries, but there are some gaps in the repertory which can be filled with works transcribed from chamber music written for other instruments as here. The Rameau is the most dramatic, taking the baroque dances into a more modern-sounding work. The Saint-Saëns - from a composer who did include trumpet parts in some of his chamber works - makes the move from cello to trumpet smoothly. The Fauré transcription creates a fine trumpet-piano sonata from the original for violin. A good feeling of the venue is produced in the 5.0 surround option and Freeman-Attwood has lovely tonal shadings. A fine addition to the repertoire.
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