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Ten Pieces: Alison Balsom

Trumpeter Alison Balsom shares some of her favourite pieces and the musicians that continue to inspire her. Including pieces by Bach, Shostakovich and Strauss.

Today, a programme from another of the "Ten Pieces" Ambassadors - trumpeter Alison Balsom shares some of the music and musicians that continue to inspire her, including Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.5, Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No.2, Strauss's Alpine Symphony, and recordings by trumpeter Maurice André and pianist Krystian Zimerman.

Revised repeat.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Concerto in C major RV.537 for 2 trumpets and orchestra - 1st movement

    Conductor: Paul SACHER Performer: Maurice ANDRE - Trumpet Performer: Collegium Musicum Of Zurich

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG 474 331-2.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Symphonie fantastique Op.14

    Conductor: Colin DAVIS Performer: AMSTERDAM CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA - Main Artist

    • Phillips.
    • 411-425-2.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60 for piano

    Performer: Krystian ZIMERMAN - Piano

    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • DG 423 090-2.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Messiah - Pt 2, no.22; Surely he hath borne our griefs [chorus]; Pt 2, no.24; All we, like

    Performer: William CHRISTIE - Director Performer: Les ARTS FLORISSANTS

    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 290-1498.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Concerto in C minor Op.35 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra

    Conductor: Paavo JARVI Performer: Hakan HARDENBERGER - Trumpet Performer: Leif Ove ANDSNES - Piano Performer: City Of Birmingham S O.

    • EMI.
    • CDC5 56760-2.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony no. 3 in D minor for alto, female chorus, boys' chorus and orchestra - Part 2; 4t

    Conductor: Zubin MEHTA Performer: Maureen FORRESTER - Contralto Performer: California Boys' Choir Performer: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA.
    • 443 030-2.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Brandenburg concerto no. 5 in D major BWV.1050 - 1st movement; Allegro

    Performer: Trevor PINNOCK - Musical Director Performer: The ENGLISH CONCERT

    • Archiv Produktion.
    • 423-4922.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Turangalila-symphonie - no.5; Joie du sang des etoiles

    Conductor: Maurice LE ROUX Performer: Jeanne LORIOD - Ondes Martenot Performer: Yvonne LORIOD - Piano Performer: See FRENCH ORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE FRANCE

    • ACCORD.
    • 465 802-2.
  • Michael Haydn

    Concerto no. 1 in D major for trumpet and orchestra

    Conductor: Hans STADLMAIR Performer: Maurice ANDRE - Trumpet Performer: Munich Chamber Orchestra

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • dg474-331-2.
  • Richard Strauss

    Eine Alpensinfonie Op.64 - Extract: from Dangerous moments to end

    Conductor: Andre PREVIN Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    • TELARC.
    • CD 80211.

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