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Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano ()

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composed by Alexander Goedicke, Alison Balsom, Bohuslav Martinu, George Enescu, George Gershwin, Jean Françaix, Jerome Kern, Leonard Bernstein, Maurice Ravel, Paul Hindemith, Peter Maxwell Davies

Alison Balsom has been successful since the early 2000s with a standard diet of Baroque trumpet works and the usual Classical-period concertos. In the mid-2010s she turned toward more contemporary repertory with a French conservatory flavor. The results on the trumpet-and-piano Légende, named for the effusive Enescu piece (track five), are impressive; Balsom deepens her art with a coherent program even as she plays mostly music that could be characterized as light. Sample one of the movements of the opening Sonatine of the ...

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  1. Sonatine for trumpet & piano in C major
  2. Légende, for trumpet & piano
  3. Concert étude, for trumpet & piano, Op. 49
  4. Farewell to Stromness, piano interlude from "The Yellow Cake Revue", J. 166
  5. Sonata for trumpet & piano
  6. Sonatine for piano in F sharp minor, M. 40: Minuet
  7. The Thoughts of Dr. May, for trumpet & piano
  8. Sonatina for trumpet & piano, H. 357
  9. Rondo for Lifey, for trumpet & piano (from "Brass Music")
  10. Someone to Watch Over Me, song (from Oh, Kay!, musical)
  11. The Way You Look Tonight, song (from the film "Swing Time")
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Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano
2016, Warner Classics

UPC: 190295987725

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