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Håkan Hardenberger has earned a reputation of breaking new ground for the trumpet, commissioning works from the world’s foremost composers.
On this disc, he shows a different side to himself in arrangements of his favourite songs and film themes.
Hardenberger is joined by his long-standing collaborators: the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and the pianist Roland Pöntinen, who also has orchestrated several of the arrangements.
Astor Piazzolla: Oblivion
Joni Mitchell: Both Sides, Now (arr. R. Pontinen)
Both Sides, Now (arr. R. Pontinen)
Richard Rodgers: Babes in Arms (arr. T. Stevens)
Babes in Arms: My Funny Valentine (arr. T. Stevens)
Saint-Preux: Andante for Trumpet (arr. R. Pontinen)
Andante for Trumpet (arr. R. Pontinen)
Jan Lundgren: The Seagull (arr. R. Pontinen)
The Seagull (arr. R. Pontinen)
Kurt Weill: One Touch of Venus (arr. R. Pontinen)
One Touch of Venus: Speak Low (arr. R. Pontinen)
Michel Legrand: Les parapluies de Cherbourg
Les parapluies de Cherbourg: Sans Toi
Thomas Newman: Angels in America (arr. R. Pontinen)
Angels in America (arr. R. Pontinen)
Ennio Morricone: The Mission (arr. T. Brostrom)
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe (arr. T. Brostrom)
Nino Rota: The Godfather (arr. T. Brostrom)
The Godfather: Waltz - Love Theme (arr. T. Brostrom)
Rolf Wallin: Elegy (arr. for trumpet and orchestra)
Elegy (arr. for trumpet and orchestra)
10th March 2012
“Hardenberger is often rhythmically too straitlaced for this material. Still, we can admire his smoky flugelhorn tone and deft high passagework on muted trumpet. And the selection, from My Funny Valentine to The Godfather theme, is enjoyable schmaltz.”
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