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Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

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Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)

Alison Balsom, Quentin Thomas - Music for Trumpet and Organ (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 219 Mb | Total time: 57:45 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 5 75683 2 | Recorded: 2002

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.

Alison Balsom - The Sound of Alison Balsom (2013)

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Alison Balsom - The Sound of Alison Balsom (2013)

Alison Balsom - The Sound of Alison Balsom (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 374 Mb | Total time: 77:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 0 19162 2 | Recorded: 2002-2012

Among the most exciting classical musicians of our time, Alison Balsom was first inspired by Dizzy Gillespie to become a virtuosic trumpet soloist. 'I've spent my whole life trying to show how versatile the trumpet can be,' she says. 'It's only limited by your imagination.' In this selection from her award-winning albums, she plays gems from the Baroque repertoire on both natural and valved instruments.

Alison Balsom, Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Simphony Orchestra - Caprice (2006)

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Alison Balsom, Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Simphony Orchestra - Caprice (2006)

Alison Balsom, Edward Gardner, Gothenburg Simphony Orchestra - Caprice (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 246 Mb | Total time: 59:49 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 0946 3 53255 2 2 | Recorded: 2006

Festive baroque or sparkling virtuoso: the trumpet has many faces, and it is still an absolute exception to find a woman among the great virtuosos of this instrument. The young British trumpeter Alison Balsom is one of these exceptional phenomena. In 2006, Alison Balsom was crowned "Young British Classical Performer of the Year" by the quality watchdogs of classical music; the British Gramophone magazine also awarded her a Gramophone Award 2006. Their current album "Caprice" combines exotic and high virtuosity, lyrical and romantic.

Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Haydn & Hummel: Trumpet Concertos (2008)

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Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Haydn & Hummel: Trumpet Concertos (2008)

Alison Balsom, Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen - Haydn & Hummel: Trumpet Concertos (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 243 Mb | Total time: 52:50 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | 2 16213 0 | Recorded: 2008

Alison Balsom’s fourth CD for EMI Classics features Franz Joseph Haydn and Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s evergreen trumpet concertos, coupled with concertos by Johann Baptist Georg Neruda and Giuseppe Torelli. Balsom also directs Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

Alison Balsom, Tom Poster - Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)

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Alison Balsom, Tom Poster - Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)

Alison Balsom, Tom Poster - Légende: Works for Trumpet and Piano (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 196 Mb | Total time: 61:18 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 0190295987725 | Recorded: 2015, 2016

This is Alison Balsom's first CD recital with piano – here played by her long-standing recital partner, Tom Poster. Balsom describes the programme as embracing “the most important repertoire for trumpet and piano” – taking a fascinating journey through 20th century works by such composers as Enescu, Hindemith, Martinů, Françaix, Bernstein and Maxwell Davies. That being said, the final piece on the official programme – preceding ‘American Songbook’ encores by George Gershwin and Jerome Kern – dates from the 21st century and was composed by the team of Balsom and Poster themselves. Called The Thoughts of Dr. May, it is inspired by another British musician: Brian May, lead guitarist of the rock band Queen – and also, as it happens, an astrophysicist.

Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)

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Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)

Alison Balsom, Trevor Pinnock, The English Concert - Sound the Trumpet: Royal Music of Purcell & Handel (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 319 Mb | Total time: 66:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 4 40329 2 | Recorded: 2012

In the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, Alison Balsom celebrates the heroic era of the Baroque trumpet in works by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and Henry Purcell (1658 or 1659-1695), whose anthems, odes, sinfonias and operas have provided the music for numerous royal celebrations from their own day to the present.

Alison Balsom, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble - Italian Concertos: Vivaldi, Marcello, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa (2010)

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Alison Balsom, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble - Italian Concertos: Vivaldi, Marcello, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa (2010)

Alison Balsom, Jonathan Morton, Scottish Ensemble - Italian Concertos: Vivaldi, Marcello, Albinoni, Tartini, Cimarosa (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 289 Mb | Total time: 61:46 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI Records | 4 56094 2 | Recorded: 2009

Trumpet Star, Alison Balsom, Transforms The Traditional Italian Baroque Concerto In This New EMI Classics Release Following the popular and critical international success of her Haydn and Hummel concertos recording, Alison Balsom has recorded a program of Italian Baroque concertos. In this new recording, Balsom, plays various popular concertos originally composed for the violin or oboe by Vivaldi, Tartini, B. Marcello, Albinoni and Cimarosa, accompanied by the Scottish Ensemble. This collection provides an apt vehicle for the award-winning trumpeter's characteristic brilliance and grace.Alison Balsom, an exclusive EMI Classics recording artist, studied trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire, and with Håkan Hardenberger.

Alison Balsom - Jubilo: Bach, Corelli, Torelli, Fasch (2016)

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Alison Balsom - Jubilo: Bach, Corelli, Torelli, Fasch (2016)

Alison Balsom - Jubilo: Bach, Corelli, Torelli, Fasch (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 276 Mb | Total time: 54:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 90295924652 | Recorded: 2015, 2016

2013 Gramophone Artist of the Year, three time winner at the Classic BRITs and also three time winner at the Echo Klassik Awards, Alison Balsom OBE has cemented an international reputation as one of classical music’s great ambassadors and is ranked amongst the most distinctive and ground-breaking musicians on the international circuit today. With this release Alison records on the natural trumpet for the first time since the hugely successful album Sound the Trumpet. Inspired by seasonal Baroque repertoire, the recording includes Bach’s concertos by Corelli, Torelli, and Fasch performed with the Academy of Ancient Music under the direction of violinist Pavlo Besnosiuk.

Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble - Royal Fireworks: Handel, Bach, Purcell, Telemann (2019)

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Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble - Royal Fireworks: Handel, Bach, Purcell, Telemann (2019)

Alison Balsom, Balsom Ensemble - Royal Fireworks: Handel, Bach, Purcell, Telemann (2019)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 296 Mb | Total time: 57:02 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Warner Classics | 9029537006 | Recorded: 2019

With an album of celebration – both joyful and solemn – trumpeter Alison Balsom again declares her love for the baroque era, which she calls “the golden age of the trumpet”. Joining Handel’s exuberant Music for the Royal Fireworks are works by two other German-born composers – JS Bach and Telemann – and by the London-born Henry Purcell. “These baroque composers knew the instrument they were writing for,” says Balsom. “There is such value in searching out the sound that they would have heard themselves, with the intention of authenticity. When it comes together it is utterly thrilling.”

Alison Balsom - Paris (2014) {Warner Classics}

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Alison Balsom - Paris (2014) {Warner Classics}

Alison Balsom - Paris (2014) {Warner Classics}
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Genre: classical

Paris is the 2014 album by British classical trumpeter Alison Balsom. This was released by Warner Classics.