London Concert Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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This album features some of the most beloved works for trumpet, all which were composerd during the Baroque and Classical era. The original release has him performing concertos by Haydn, Leopold Mozart (Wolfgang's dad), and Hummel, as well as a concerto for trumpet and 2 oboes by Fasch. The Haydn is above all a classic for all Classically trained trumpet players.
The bonus tracks not included in the former releast, however, makes it even better; two exciting concertos requiring killer high notes (even up to a high A!), and another one featuring two trumpets (even though Marsalis played both parts using multitrack - would have been nicer if he worked with another trumpet player, perhaps Maurice Andre). Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, the latter of the works with high notes, is a piece you're likely to hear in one place or another, and it's a must for every trumpet player to check it out. All works in general require a great deal of virtuosity and musicality, so like any Maynard Ferguson piece, it's pretty darn hard to master.
This is a perfect album whether you're a Wynton Marsalis fan, or enjoy listening to any hard-core trumpet music regardless of genre.
The recording is also of the highest quality. So if you listen to your music on audiophile-grade equipment, you will marvel at the separation between trumpet and orchestra, the focus, the attack on every trumpet blast. The recording quality is fantastic.
Performance = 5-stars; recording = 5-stars; for a total of 5-stars overall.
This album can be listened to time and again for years without losing its considerable vitality and serenity; it just keeps giving. I do not give out five stars easily. This album comes highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classical trumpet at its very best. I purchased this disc, lost it, and purchased it again. It is a "must have" in my collection. Read morePublished 8 months ago by G. Kendall
He plays them a lot and studies them in great detail. He plays in all of the top state and city youth orchestras in Atlanta and finds that recordings are very helpful.Published on September 20, 2013 by Nana
I love Haydn and now I love Wynton Marsalis' interpretation of Haydn's music too. I could think for a long time and still not come up with enough superlatives to properly describe... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Amazon Customer