In The Studio: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Mozart reimagined for trumpet
On Saturday 12th March 2011, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood's latest release Romantic Trumpet Sonatas was reviewed by BBC Radio 3's Andrew McGregor. The album, featuring works by Grieg, Schumann, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and Pilss, endeavors to expand the repertoire for trumper players. McGregor had a number of positive things to say about the album including:
‘This is the latest disc from an increasingly light-fingered trumpet player, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, turning into a career criminal on disc with his bold theft of repertoire you'd never normally associate with his instrument. A cello sonata by Mendelssohn? You've got to be kidding. They're not!'
‘The soulful fluency of Schumann's A minor Violin Sonata is surprisingly effective, the string-crossing arpeggios turned into bubbling flourishes for the trumpet'.
‘The boldness of the theft, the transcriptions and the performances is impressive, the recording well balanced, and with space for the sound to bloom without losing intimacy...'
Romantic Trumpet Sonatas is the 'third in this series of boundry-busting discs for Linn'. Download Romantic Trumpet Sonatas at Studio Master quality now by clicking here.