Trumpet Concertos: Haydn, Hummel, Neruda, L.mozart
GABOR TARKOVI - TRUMPET; BAMBERGER SYMPHONIKER; STEFFENS
Haydn: Concerto from Trumpet in E Flat Major, L. Mozart: Concerto for Trumpet in D Major, Neruda: Concerto for Trumpet in E Flat Major, Hummel: Concerto for Trumpet in E Major
Gabor Tarkovi's follow up recording to his previous release 'Italian Trumpet Concertos', is nothing short of spectacular! Entitled simple 'Trumpet Concertos', Tarkovi (the Principal Trumpet in the Berlin Philharmonic) plays through the staples of the concerto repertoire for trumpet. The disc features four mainstays of trumpet repertoire form the Classical era; the concertos by Haydn, Leopld Mozart, Neruda and Hummel. What is given here is a solid representation of first-class trumpet playing. Tarkovi's warm tone and legato line brings out the melodic aspects of pieces that are sometimes over blown and bashed through at one dynamic. He handles runs with the greatest of ease, and flips from registers without a single break. It truly is beautiful playing, and very careful phrasing. The Bamberger Symphoniker provides an excellent plateau for Tarkovi to float above. This disc is a wonderful representation of the lyricism of the trumpet, and four beautiful concertos!