Mozart, Wagner and a Virtuoso Trumpet Concerto

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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.

 


Program details:

Alan Gilbert, conductor

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet*

WAGNER Siegfried Idyll

HK GRUBER Aerial

MOZART Symphony No. 25

WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod, from Tristan und Isolde