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#1 JMan

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 03:21 AM

Just purchased the london symph recording with Arturo Sandoval offline. Anyone have any comments about this piece?

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 04:33 AM

Listening to Williams concertos is like watching some weird independant film.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:15 AM

Yes - it needed Sandoval to carry it off - and if you know his style, you'll know what I mean......

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:21 AM

It's the only commercially available Williams concerto that is missing from my collection.
"The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner.' That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in its density. But I think the density of that film is primarily visual density and atmospheric and sound density, more so than narrative density. But, yeah, I think for a lot of filmmakers particularly, there will be a film like that in their past that they've really become a little obsessed with and seen too many times, or more times than seems healthy." - Christopher Nolan

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:46 AM

Why is that then?

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:57 AM

Good question. :) At the time of its release I had difficulty buying it (due to no visa card) and I was hoping to see this release in stores.
"The film that really struck me was Ridley Scott's 'Blade Runner.' That was a film I watched many, many times and found endlessly fascinating in its density. But I think the density of that film is primarily visual density and atmospheric and sound density, more so than narrative density. But, yeah, I think for a lot of filmmakers particularly, there will be a film like that in their past that they've really become a little obsessed with and seen too many times, or more times than seems healthy." - Christopher Nolan

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 04:20 PM

It's a nice piece (I would say that, though since I am a trumpeter). I found it more accessible than the cello concerto. That said, I have only heard it with the piano reduction and not the orchestra. I have avoided the recording because I don't want to hear Arturo Sandoval do classical.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 05:48 PM

I think it's a great piece of music, although I do enjoy his other concerti better.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 06:43 PM

It's a great piece, one of the concert works to which I return most often. I wish those numbskulls at Sony would get their acts together and issue the three brass concertos (trumpet, horn & tuba) on a single program -- while Williams is still in good enough health that he's able to conduct.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 07:35 PM

It would be nice is Sony came out with ANY new recordings with Williams conducting his own music.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 07:51 PM

The "Essay for Strings" that's also on the CD is well worth the price.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:25 PM

And the Kaska pieces aren't too shabby, either.

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Posted 01 July 2006 - 08:33 PM

"WHO'S KASKA, TELL ME!"

Anyone know what movie that is from? :mrgreen:

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 04:29 PM

Butthole Surfers from the Twenty-First Millennium?

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:45 AM

The trumpet concerto is a wonderful piece, and so is the Essay for Strings. The recording and production isn't great, though, and I don't care for Sandoval's rendition of the piece. Now, if it had been Michael Sachs or Tim Morrison...
Kevin Kaska's pieces are nice, but quite forgettable.

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:50 AM

How can you define Kaska's Harp Concerto as forgettable?

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 06:08 PM

Because I find it very forgettable... It is well crafted, but not sufficiently lyrical (and it really aims to be a lyrical concerto). To be diplomatic, Kaska is a talented but somewhat "unfinished" composer, and not quite ready to "share the bill" with John Williams... His music is completely obliterated by the luminous company...

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:26 PM

I bought the score for the trumpet concerto with a piano reduction, but I want the orchestra parts!!! Where can I get the full score and parts???

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 01:54 AM

Contact Hal Leonard. They have it available for rental only. VERY expensive, unfortunately...

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:33 PM

Just a heads-up that you can still order the Trumpet Concerto CD from the Denouement Records website (which hasn't been updated in a long while). I'd not postpone it any longer though, as Amazon lists it as discontinued. I've ordered it two or three weeks ago and it arrived very quickly (with the Ann Hobson Pilot CD as a bonus by the way, which also comes very recommended; that one also includes a recording of the harp piece from Angela's Ashes).
As Tim said, the Essay for Strings alone is already well worth the price.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 06:53 PM

Speaking as a trumpet player, I love Sandoval as a jazzer and as a latin trumpet player. Unfortunately, he plays "classical" works the same way he plays jazz/latin and it just doesn't work for me.

But, I want the recording anyways.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:19 PM

I would have loved it if Maurice Murphy was the soloist on the CD given his friendship with JW.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra is scheduled to perform Williams' Trumpet Concerto on Friday, October 12, 2012.

Unfortunately this is a one-time morning concert, so I won't be able to hear it for myself.

http://www.osm.ca/en...cert.cfm?ID=647




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