Trumpet Concertos

November 12, 2007 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 30, 2007
  • Label: Simax Classics
  • Copyright: (C) 2007 Simax Classics
  • Total Length: 56:40
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  • ASIN: B001AM28SO
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,009 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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We saw her in concert and immediately bought the CD.
S57
I love her style and HIGHLY skilled and talented technical ability, as well as her musical interpretation of a given piece.
Greg MacDonald
Well done - hugely enjoyable, you are an accomplished trumpet virtuoso - I wait to see just how much better you can get.
John Curtis

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Teemacs on July 25, 2009
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I came across a YouTube clip of this girl while looking for something else. She was playing the third movement of the Haydn. It was such a nice, fluid rendition that I bought the SACD (this one).

Tine Thing Helseth is a twentysomething Norwegian with lungs the size of a Zeppelin somehow concealed within a slender frame. Her technique is flawless, at least to these ears, her tone warm and gorgeous. She is ably accompanied by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra.

The SACD features the two "warhorses" of the repertoire, the Haydn and the Hummel, both written for the same man, Anton Weidinger, who had developed a keyed trumpet to overcome the natural instrument's deficiencies. The performances are straightforward, nothing fancy, which is good, because the two are fine pieces of music. The other two concerti, one by Albinoni the other by Neruda, are also pleasant listening. Recommended.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By goodmusicman on May 13, 2010
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Tine Helseth's performances of the three core trumpet concertos by Haydn, Neruda, and Hummel (plus a shorter work by Albinoni) are absolutely essential to hear for anyone who enjoys the classical trumpet. I have never heard a trumpet sound as beautiful as in Helseth's playing: her tone is light, smooth, and sweet, giving the trumpet an almost vocal quality. This is very different from what most people think of when it comes to the trumpet, namely, a grand instrument meant to play fanfares and royal coronations, etc. Helseth makes the trumpet into an instrument that can sing without the aid of a human voice.

I am familiar with many classic recordings of the Haydn concerto, especially those by Maurice Andre, Thomas Stevens, Winton Marsalis and, most recently, Alison Balsom. My personal favorite had been the Stevens (with LAPO conducted by Mehta). Balsom's highly-praised recent account is good but it doesn't stand out from earlier performances, to my ears. Helseth gives this warhorse a fresh and invigorating account, accompanied by thrilling playing (yes, thrilling in Haydn!) by the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, which M. Rostropovich has characterized as one of the world's finest ensembles. The same can be said for the performances of the other three works, especially the Hummel concerto, which Helseth shapes beautifully and plays with much virtuosity.

The sound quality of this SACD is absolutely outstanding, one of the most realistic-sounding classical recordings I have ever heard. The balance between soloist and orchestra is absolutely perfect. The acoustics of Jar church (in Oslo, Norway), in which the recordings were made, are fantastic.

To sum: if you think you know the trumpet, this CD will be a revelation. The trumpet has never sounded this beautiful.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Chris Tasmania on November 23, 2009
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A talented young musician with beautiful musical accompaniment plays an outstanding selection of pieces has me watching for her next album which I hope will come soon. I first "met" Tine on YouTube and was very happy to find several of those offerings on this album. I hope to see her in concert on day.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christopher D. Hundhausen on January 30, 2013
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I'm a trumpet player and huge fan of Tine Helseth's work. I purchased this album because I am working on all of the pieces on this album, and wanted an exemplar to strive for. This album really shines in that respect. Helseth is technically flawless on this album, yet also demonstrates a keen knack for interpretation. For example, I am greatly inspired by Helseth's buttery tone and fluid legato style in the Neruda. She makes the trumpet "sing" in a way that I'd like to (but will never!) emulate. In the first movement of the Hummel, I love how she makes the familiar introductory trumpet statement her own, deftly alternating between staccato and legato. It's something I would like to (but will never!) copy.

Since I'm so "into" the trumpet, I have to admit I haven't paid too much attention to the orchestra, but it sounds like a solid recording in that respect as well. Overall, if you're a trumpet player and are looking for interpretative ideas and inspiration, this album would be a great choice. If you're a fan of classical trumpet, this album would also be a great choice.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greg MacDonald on December 8, 2012
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I love music and seem to have a better than "average" appreciation for many of its nuances. I know the liking or disliking of any given style is, of course, very subjective. But having said all that, I find this young artist's performance and technique truly amazing. The tone of the notes that she brings out of the trumpet is simply beautiful. Her performance is very nearly flawless. (The few that I have noticed you have to be really paying attention to even hear). I love her style and HIGHLY skilled and talented technical ability, as well as her musical interpretation of a given piece. She stated somewhere that she feels her music is her voice. In my opinion, her "voice" is amazing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory A. Laurence on November 30, 2012
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In 1983 I was 12 and had just started playing trumpet. I was never very good, but that's neither here nor there. For my birthday or Christmas that year I received a cassette tape version of the Wynton Marsalis "Trumpet Concertos" recording, which I went on to own on CD and vinyl. Over the years I heard any number of other versions of the pieces on that record, from Maurice Andre to Marsalis' "London Concert" to Alison Balsom's recent recording. Essentially, as is often the case with music heard in one's formative years, I judged all of these recordings against the 1983 Marsalis and never heard anything that compared, really.

Until now, that is. To my ears this recording by Tine Thing Helseth is a game changer. As other reviewers have noted, she has a clear, sparkling tone and her technique is gorgeous. All of that is fine. To me, though, there's something different in this record that drew me in and made me rethink how these pieces were "supposed" to sound. People of a certain age will recall that, for good or bad, McDonald's long defined what a cup of coffee was "supposed" to taste like; until Starbuck's came along and redefined it. I would never equate Wynton Marsalis to a McDonald's cup of coffee, but the metaphor works just the same. Listening to Helseth's version I notice a fresh take on phrasing, emphases placed in just slightly different places, and an approach to the pieces that makes me really "want" to listen to them again and again.

For me, listening to this recording has reopened my eyes and ears to pieces of music I had gotten used to. That alone should make it worth a listen for anyone familiar with this music. Perhaps, like me, you'll rediscover the music as well.
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