In The Studio: Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood is recording a new album this week which continues his imaginative series of musical reinventions for trumpet and piano.
As a trumpet player, Freeman-Attwood has attracted critical acclaim from the press for his solo recordings which have included a flurry of transcriptions with pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, including a virtuosic arrangement of Fauré’s Sonata No. 2, Op. 108 (La Trompette Retrouvée), a disc of seventeenth-century instrumental and vocal arrangements (Trumpet Masque), recordings of sonatas by Grieg, Mendelssohn and Schumann (Romantic Trumpet Sonatas), an innovative recital of works by eleven Bachs (A Bach Notebook for Trumpet) and the world premiere recording of Fauré’s recently published Vocalises (Lydia’s Vocalises) with pianist-scholar Roy Howat.
Excitingly Jonathan is working with Chiyan Wong on this album, who recently won first prize in the 40th Liszt Ferenc International Grand Prix du Disque. The recording will be released in early 2020.