• The Neoclassical Trumpet

    Jonathan Freeman-Attwood, Daniel-Ben Pienaar

    The Neoclassical Trumpet 1 cd CKD 448
    Linn Records

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With new arrangements by pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood successfully re-imagines works by Stravinsky, Leigh, Fauré and Respighi.

The Neoclassical Trumpet sees Jonathan Freeman-Attwood address the question: what if the chromatic trumpet and the modern Steinway Grand had existed a good century or so earlier and composers had recognised their duo potential?

Each of the composers represented here wrote significant parts for the trumpet in various chamber and orchestral contexts. The only original solo trumpet piece by any of these composers is Martinu’s Sonatine.

Stravinsky’s Pulcinella inspired a variety of duo solutions in the decade or so after its premiere, the most famous being the Suite italienne (initially for cello, but more famously for violin), but this is the first for trumpet. The main differences with this present version, is that all the movements from the Pulcinella Suite are incorporated to form a sizeable new recital piece.