Gruber: Exposed Throat
+Börtz: Painting
+Ruders: Revielle - Retraite
+Henderson: Variation Movements
+Holloway: Sonate für Trompete solo
  • Künstler: Hakan Hardenberger
  • Label: BIS, DDD, 2004
  • Bestellnummer: 9236787
  • Erscheinungstermin: 18.10.2006


Simultaneously one of the superstars of classical music and an indefatigable ambassador of contemporary music, Håkan Hardenberger presents a recital for solo trumpet where much of the music has been written directly for him. HK Gruber has previously collaborated with Hardenberger with the highly regarded concerto Aerial as a result. His Exposed Throat provides Hardenberger with the solo cadenza that the concerto lacks, as well as exploring the possibilities of creating polyphonic music for a single-voiced instrument. In his comments about Painting, Daniel Börtz – like Gruber – refers to Bach's solo sonatas as an inspiration. Poul Ruders has taken the emblematic trumpet signals Reveille and Retreat as a starting point for his work, explaining that the two illustrate 'the nature of the trumpet, an instrument capable of glorious panache as well as sublime, inward-looking finesse'. Robert Henderson's Variation Movements was composed in the 1960s, and has been hailed as 'a modern trumpet classic'. The Sonata by Robin Holloway, at it's first try-out, proved to be 'a gruelling test of prowess', as the composer recounts, and had to be divided between three players! Holloway later made a more practical version for two trumpets, but Hardenberger here performs the original, which in the composer's words 'remains available as a challenge to the strong of lip, lungs and spirit'. Håkan Hardenberger is all of this, as he has proved before on BIS, for instance on Prières sans paroles (BIS-SACD-1109) which was described by the reviewers as 'a dazzling virtuoso recital superbly played' (Gramophone) and as 'performed in an exemplary fashion' (Klassik Heute). His interpretations of the present programme – one which both technically and musically puts all preconceptions to the test – are no less masterful.
  • Tracklisting
  • Details
  • Mitwirkende
  1. 1 Exposed throat (für Trompete solo) (2000)
  2. 2 Målning (für Trompete solo) (2000)

Revaille - Retraite (2003)

  1. 3 1. Reveille: Con fuoco
  2. 4 2. Retraite: Lontano

Variation movements (für Trompete solo) (1967)

  1. 5 1. Moving in a singing style
  2. 6 2. Very fast
  3. 7 3. Fast and marked
  4. 8 4. Slow and in a lyric style
  5. 9 5. Fast and rhythmic

Sonate für Trompete solo (1999)

  1. 10 1. Prelude
  2. 11 2. Melody
  3. 12 3. Toccata, intermezzo and fugue

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