Mozart, Wagner and a Virtuoso Trumpet Concerto
Thursday, September 30, 2010
On this week's broadcast from the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert draws out links between three disparate composers: Mozart, Wagner and H.K. Gruber, the Austrian composer best known for his theatrical piece Frankenstein!!
The virtuoso trumpet soloist Håkan Hardenberger joins the orchestra in the jazz-inflected trumpet concerto by the latter composer. The piece actually features three instruments: a trumpet, a piccolo trumpet and a cow’s horn, each of which becomes a vehicle for Hardenberger's virtuosity. Also on tap is the "Little" G Minor Symphony of Mozart and two Wagner hits: the Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde and Siegfried Idyll.
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet*
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll
HK GRUBER Aerial
MOZART Symphony No. 25
WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde