- Performer: Ann Hobson Pilot, Kristine Jepson, Arturo Sandoval
- Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
- Conductor: Ron Feldman
- Composer: John Williams, Kevin Kaska
- Audio CD (April 16, 2002)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Denouement Records
- ASIN: B00006F7K4
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,968 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
John Williams Trumpet Concerto Featuring Arturo Sandoval
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The renowned Arturo Sandoval performs the modern, elegant Trumpet Concerto of legendary composer John Williams. Other works featured on the CD include Williams' moving Essay For Strings, and two pieces by up-and-coming composer Kevin Kaska: the Harp Concerto, a serene piece masterfully performed by Boston Symphony Orchestra harpist Ann Hobson Pilot, and A Long Way (three songs for mezzo-soprano and orchestra) powerfully delivered by Kristine Jepson.
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On a totally different note (not to coin a phrase) the Williams pieces are marvelous. I very much enjoyed the trumpet concerto, although there are one or two spots where the solo work could have gone better ( theres even one very out of tune note), which is surprising for a studio recording. On the hole, the concerto is a pleasure to listen to time and again, with three movements that are full of life and that really exemplify the spirit of the trumpet.
The Essay for Strings was equally fantastic although a bit darker, but not completely on the a-tonal side… more somewhere in-between. A very emotionally gripping piece that keeps you at full attention right until the very end.
In short, this cd is full well worth the money for the Williams, however the Kaska I wouldn't even go listen to for free.