TINE is the eponymous recital disc by the exciting young Norwegian trumpet virtuoso Tine Thing Helseth. Her first two albums for EMI Classics (Storyteller and tenThing's 10) were critically acclaimed, with Gramophone praising her "soulful approach to phrasing, quite astonishingly outstanding intonation and open and honest sound". Now Tine Thing Helseth presents a personal choice of transcribed songs and original works which reveal the trumpet's lyric voice and takes us on a varied journey through the musical landscape of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
TINE features original compositions for trumpet and piano by Ibert, Glazunov, Enescu, Edvard Hagenrup Bull and Hindemith; trumpet and piano arrangements of works by Puccini, de Falla, Rachmaninov and Kreisler and the Divertimento for solo trumpet by Øistein Sommerfeldt. Helseth's partner is pianist Kathryn Stott, with whom she tours this captivating repertoire in 2013-14 in the US.