这张专辑是鲍尔珊为EMI灌录的首张个人专辑。当年鲍尔珊只有24岁，两年后她赢得英国Classical BRIT大奖「最佳英国古典演奏家」的奖项，也是英国Classic FM与留声机杂誌合办「听眾票选奖」的得主。鲍尔珊顶著一头北欧美女的金髮，却从事一般很少看到女性演奏家身影的小号吹奏，而且她喜欢驾驶快艇在海上奔驰。这张专辑收录多首改编为小号与管风琴合奏的作品。选曲方面以美国民谣夏南度为分界，前半段是巴洛克时代的乐曲，后半段则是现代作曲家的作品，充满独特而崭新的创意。
2. 巴哈：德国舞曲（第二号小提琴无伴奏组曲）BWV 1004
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Alison Balsom & Quentin Thomas / Musik Fur Trompete Und Orgel
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【歌手姓名】：Alison Balsom, Trumpet; Quentin Thomas, Organ 艾莉森．鲍尔珊小号、汤玛斯管风琴' p' x9 }+ d7 ]
【专辑名称】：Music for Trumpet and Organ 艾莉森．鲍尔珊首张个人专辑, t! e$ V5 c. `# E% u
【发行日期】：2002/10/71 e8 H2 A3 p6 W$ V" D
【音乐类型】：Classical, Trumpet, Organ
7 Oct 2002
Other participants: Quentin Thomas
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Original Release Date: October 7, 2002
Release Date: January 10, 2006
Label: Warner Classics
Copyright: © 2002 EMI Records Ltd.
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Total Length: 57:39
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 starsWonderfully Addictive CD!
By Kevin Peterson on February 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Inspired by a recent recital performance I attended featuring Ms. Balsom, I purchased her latest CD ("Bach Works for Trumpet"). I was completely blown away by her performance and immediately fell in love with the disc. And so began my quest to find "Music for Trumpet and Organ"- her debut album, released in the US in 2003.
I finally got it yesterday. I decided to put it in my CD player, and take it in while reading the program notes she included in the CD jacket. Wow, what a performance!
Ms. Balsom plays everything from Sweelinck's "Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'" to Petr Eben's "Windows" with a sweet and captivating tone, and with virtuosic technical ability to match. Her performance on the "suite" of excerpts from Act IV of Purcell's "King Arthur," played on the baroque trumpet (basically a trumpet with no valves) was especially remarkable; and her performances of "Shenandoah" and George Thalben-Ball's "Elegy" on the flugelhorn were incredibly passionate. She captures the emotion of the pieces well.
Whether your interests are in late Renaissance or Baroque music, 20th century music, or anything in between; it's on this CD. And it's all played incredibly well. I would recommend reading her program notes that accompany the CD, they really add a lot to her performance.
The EMI Debut series has now been successful in drawing a number of exceptionally promising young artists to public attention, amongst them Thomas Adès and, more recently (and currently particularly newsworthy) the bass-baritone Jonathan Lemalu, hailed by some as the next Bryn Terfel and having just picked up a Gramophone award for best debut disc.
Anyone who happened to be listening to the Prom on the 19th August with the Australian Chamber Orchestra will already have heard Alison Balsom in Shostakovitch’s Piano Concerto in C minor, partnering Olli Mustonen and those with a particularly good memory may recall her winning the brass final of the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1998. Indeed for a young brass player her pedigree already speaks for itself having appeared as soloist with the Philharmonia, Bournemouth and Ulster Orchestras as well as playing with the LSO and LPO amongst others.
Balsom explains in her booklet note that EMI gave her considerable freedom in choosing her programme for the disc and thereby lays my only real reservation. The objective (a daunting one as Balsom readily admits) was to seek out new material although what we get is a slightly uncomfortable blend of one vast original composition in the Eben, that whilst well coupled with the shorter Tomasi work seems rather ill at ease with the likes of Shenandoah and George Thalben-Ball’s well-known organ Elegy. It may be that Balsom was conscious of not duplicating works with Håkan Hardenberger’s release of music for the same combination that appeared on BIS earlier this year (also reviewed by the writer) although in fact it is only the Tomasi that is common to both discs.
It is Eben’s Windows that is the undoubted highlight of the disc, a weighty, dramatic tableaux in four substantial movements inspired by Chagall’s twelve stained glass windows at the Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem (The same windows that in 1974, also inspired John McCabe’s orchestral piece Chagall Windows). Balsom mentions the unforgettable experience of recording the work at midnight in Paisley Cathedral. The silence and grandeur of the surroundings must have made an impression for this is an evocative performance of a characteristically deeply felt work. Anyone familiar with Eben’s music will know his brilliance as a composer for organ and the writing for the instrument here is every bit as demanding as the trumpet part, both Balsom and the young organist Quentin Thomas acquitting themselves with considerable aplomb.
In the Tomasi, Balsom may not quite have the spectacular security in the highest register of the piccolo trumpet that Hardenberger possesses but gives a slightly less hard-edged performance, with beautifully lyrical playing in the tranquil central section. Indeed it is Balsom’s lyrical playing that in many ways impresses most, a combination of her superb clarity of both tone and articulation, producing a seamless legato sound that truly shines in the Sweelinck, the most effective of the arrangements of early music on the disc. Whilst the Bach violin Partita is a fine vehicle for her virtuosity the genius of the original writing is such that any arrangement will always leave me slightly cold. The playing is, nonetheless, sympathetic.
Alison Balsom is a player we are likely to hear considerably more from in the coming years and this debut disc will do much to galvanise her already growing reputation.
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Alison Balsom · Quentin Thomas – Music For Trumpet And Organ
Label:I Classics – 5 75683 2, EMI Classics – 7243 5 75683 2 6
Series:Debut (4) – 5 75683 2
Style:Baroque, Modern, Renaissance
Copyright © – EMI Records Ltd.
Manufactured By – TAKT – 2100001574901
Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
Produced At – Abbey Road Studios
Published By – Bärenreiter Praha
Published By – Editio Supraphon
Published By – Éditions Leduc
Recorded At – Paisley Abbey
Design – Stuart Wilson (2)
Engineer [Balance Engineer] – Arne Akselberg
Flugelhorn – Alison Balsom (tracks: 7, 8)
Liner Notes – Alison Balsom
Liner Notes [French Translation] – Dennis Collins (2)
Liner Notes [German Translation] – Eckhardt Van Den Hoogen
Organ – Quentin Thomas (tracks: 1, 3 to 14)
Photography By [Alison Balsom] – David Crooks (2)
Photography By [Quentin Thomas] – Roy Morris (5)
Producer, Edited By – Jørn Pedersen (2)
Trumpet – Alison Balsom (tracks: 1, 2, 9 to 14)
Trumpet [Natural Trumpet] – Alison Balsom (tracks: 3 to 6)
Trumpet [Piccolo Trumpet] – Alison Balsom (tracks: 9)
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)
Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End'
01. Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End' (6:15)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Partita No.2 in D minor BWV 1004
02. I.Allemande (4:59)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
King Arthur Z628
03. Act 5: Trumpet Tune (0:50)
04. Act 5: Symphony (2:00)
05. Act 5: Song Tune 1. 'Round Thy Shores' (1:36)
06. Act 5: Warlike Consort (1:07)
07. Shenandoah (2:42)
George Thomas Thalben-Ball (1896-1987)
08. Elegy (3:47)
Henri Fredien Tomasi (1901-1971)
Semaine Sainte a Cuzco
09. Semaine Sainte a Cuzco (6:09)
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
10. Vocalise-Étude, pour voix élevées (4:47)
Petr Eben (1929-2007)
Ókna (Windows, after Marc Chagall)
11. I. Modré Okno (The Blue Window) (4:31)
12. II.Zelené Okno (The Green Window) (6:29)
13. III. Cervené Okno (The Red Window) (6:00)
14. IV. Zlaté Okno (The Gold Window) (6:32)