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Alison Balsom

Bach: Works for Trumpet

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Alison Balsom - Bach Works for Trumpet
The OHMI Trust - An Interview with Alison Balsom
Introducing the Baroque Trumpet with Alison Balsom | Classic FM
1 Con. in D maj BWV 972  
2 From Cello Suite #2 BWV 1008  
3 Agnus Dei BWV 232 from Mass in Bm  
4 Con. in Cm BWV 974  
5 Bist du bei mir: Anna Mag. NB  
6 Trio Sonata in Cmaj BWV 529  
7 Gigue BWV 1006: Partita #3 for violin  
8 Aria Variata in Am BWV 989  
9 Con. in Cmaj BWV 1055  
10 Badinerie BWV 1067 from orchestral suite #2  
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Voted Young British Classical Performer of the Year at the 2006 Classical Brits, Alison Balsom follows her critically-acclaimed album Bach: Works for Trumpet with CAPRICE, a novel and demanding programme of specially arranged popular classic works.

Included are sparkling transcriptions of Mozart's 'Rondo alla Turca' and the Queen of the Night's aria (from The Magic Flute) as well as the scintillating 'Variations on Bellini's Norma' by the French virtuoso Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-89). Amongst the more lyrical numbers, Balsom plays arrangements of Rachmaninov's haunting Vocalise and the exquisite Nocturne from Tomasi's Trumpet Concerto. She also brings her unique sound to two pieces played by the trumpet alone: Paganini's well-known violin Caprice No.24 and Debussy's Syrinx.

One of Alison Balsom's musical priorities is to widen the repertoire for her instrument. 'These pieces were not written for the trumpet, and some are very different to anything I have performed before,' she enthuses. 'Six of the arrangements are by Julian Milone - a violinist with the LPO - who does lots of arranging and orchestrating for the LPO and other musicians. I knew he'd do something fresh and original and, being a practicing musician, that I could work with him.'

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