Håkan Hardenberger & Martyn Brabbins – Stories (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:00:56 minutes | 0,99 GB | Genre: Classical
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Alongside his celebrated performances of the classical repertory, HåkanHardenbergeris also renowned as a pioneer of significant new trumpet works. The three works on this disc were all composed with him in mind, and illustrate his many-facetted musical persona. The most recent of them, ‘True Stories’ by Betsy Jolas, was written in order to give Hardenberger and Roger Murarooccasion to perform together. Its title springs from the fact that the work forms the composer’s first attempt to work with sounds selected from daily life and either ‘tamed’ through stylization or left quasi crude.
Sally Beamishfound inspiration for her concerto in ItaloCalvino’s book Invisible Cities which, in her own words, ‘reflects aspects of city life: the organised architecture but seeming randomness; the sparkling though shabby beauty, in contrast to the dark, sordid underbelly –rusting pipes, waste, squalor.’ Finally, in …miramondomultiplo…, Olga Neuwirthincorporates stylistic and melodic references, for instance from her own works and the music of Handel, but also to the performance style of the jazz trumpeter Miles Davis, lending each movement a musical atmosphere of its own. As a result, the concerto has been described as ‘a sequence of five very different musical stories’. The conductor in all three works is Martyn Brabbins, whose credentials in the field of contemporary music are impressive, having conducted hundreds of world premières across the globe.
1. Histoires vraies (19:41)
2. Trumpet Concerto: I. Prelude. Adagio – Allegro (06:57)
3. Trumpet Concerto: II. Andante (07:28)
4. Trumpet Concerto: III. Allegro – Presto (08:40)
5. Miramondo multiplo: I. Aria dell’angelo (04:14)
6. Miramondo multiplo: II. Aria della memoria (03:10)
7. Miramondo multiplo: III. Aria del sangue freddo (03:57)
8. Miramondo multiplo: IV. Aria della pace (03:29)
9. Miramondo multiplo: V. Aria del piacere (03:20)