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Tintomara

Jorgen van Rijen, Wim Van Hasselt

Purcell, Rabe, Damase, Padding, Ravel, Maier, Michel

SKU: 36315

Year of release: 2015

1. Sound the Trumpet Purcell 02:25
2. My dearest, my fairest Purcell 03:24
3. Hark, how the songsters of the grove Purcell 03:01
4. Tintomara Rabe 05:11
Trio for trumpet, trombone and piano 08:36
5. Moderato Damase 08:36
6. Trio for trumpet, trombone and piano -Allegro Damase 12:39
7. One Trumpet Padding 06:52
8. Passacaille Ravel 07:34
9. Slipstream Maier 13:22
10. Eastwind Michel 07:44

About this album

Tintomara, as this CD is called, is a dualistic figure from The Briar Rose Book by the Swedish author Jonas Love Almqvist (1793-1859); in Folke Rabe’s Tintomara it reflects the male and female character of the trumpet and trombone. Folke Rabe: ‘When I was working on this little piece I spent a lot of time thinking about the concept of male and female. The penetrating sound of the trumpet, and its role in military fanfares, are primarily associated with typically male qualities, while the trumpet is really a soprano instrument. Its warm sound and attractive glissandos (sliding notes) perhaps evoke motherly associations, but the range of the trombone corresponds to the male voice. Not to mention the trombone as a metaphor for male sexuality, when Movitz climbs into bed with his instrument! (He is a character in the songs of Carl Michael Bellman, which are set in the taverns of eighteenth-century Stockholm.)’ On this CD programme the performers explore this versatile, ambiguous character, the range of colours, possibilities and even boundaries of the combination of trumpet and trombone, in which the soprano voice of the trumpet forms a wonderful combination with the tenor of the trombone.

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NCRV gids

Prachtige, soms jazzachtige, vrolijke en virtuoze muziek van klassiek componisten. De mogelijkheden van beide instrumenten worden in deze verrassende arrangementen en originele composities optimaal benut.

HVT

SA-CD.net

SA-CD.net

The blending of the two brass instruments – that replace the violin and cello – is impeccable (...) Jared Sacks's sensitive engineering ensures that both solo instruments and ensembles are presented to the listener with equal vividness whilst the fine acoustic of the MCO Studio 1 in Hilversum provides the clarity and warmth for all the music on this most novel SACD.

De Volkskrant

(...) als van Hasselt zijn toon laat wegsmelten, kiest van Rijen dezelfde intensiteit, dezelfde directheid, dezelfde zwaarte, en omgekeerd – als raspaarden uit hetzelfde nest. (...) Hun cd is een bonte staalkaart van originele stukken en bewerkingen, die loopt van de 17de eeuw tot nu.

Opus Klassiek

Klassiek Centraal

De combinatie van trompet en trombone, van de sopraan stem van de trompet met de tenor van de trombone is grensverleggend (...) Een cd met schitterende, sonoor verruimende klanken en klankcombinaties van beide, bronstige kopers. Virtuoos, verrassend en verruimend. Een heel, heel bijzondere cd (...)

Luister

OpusHD

(..) musical enchantment that is off the beaten track (...) with clear and virtuoso playing, Wim van Hasselt en Jörgen van Rijen manage to win us over with a demanding and jubilatory program. Here is a SACD to listen to right away.

Het Parool

(..) een fraaie staalkaart van de mogelijkheden op deze twee koperblaasinstrumenten (...) Allemaal mooie stukken, die op het hoogst denkbare niveau worden uitgevoerd.

Gramophone

There is little that these players cannot project in terms of multifaceted lyricism, colour and dramatic presence, and this is matched by the very best in modern brass programming. (...) All the facets of this project are outstanding and it starts with a dazzling sound (...)

The Whole Note

Artists

Jorgen van Rijen

Wim Van Hasselt

Technical Specifications

Recording SoftwarePyramix
Recording Type Bit RateDSD64
Recording LocationMCO Hilversum Holland
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mastering EquipmentB+W 803 diamand series
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Digital ConvertersGrimm A/D
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