Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet

Richard Strauss and the Viennese Trumpet

Seven Variations on ‘God Save the King’, WoO78
CKD 621
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Works by Fux, Beethoven, Schubert, Mahler, Bruckner, Webern and Zemlinsky alongside a newly imagined Strauss trumpet sonata. 

Building on his highly successful transcriptions of sonatas by Fauré, Grieg, Mendelssohn and Schumann, Freeman-Attwood pushes the boundaries further delivering a fully realised trumpet sonata which Strauss did not write. This innovative approach embraces various levels of transcription, transformation, realignment and composition to create a significant new contribution to the trumpet repertoire, full of the gloriously idiomatic writing for which Strauss is renowned. The material is variously drawn from the first movement of Strauss’s Violin Sonata Op. 18, a combination of both light and very significant arrangements of miscellaneous music, newly composed music, and development or transitions based on existing material within the Sonata itself.

Accompanying Freeman-Attwood is pianist Chiyan Wong, who was awarded the prestigious 40th Grand Prix du Disque by the Franz Liszt Society.