Jack Kerouac’s book On the Road saw the light of day in 1957. It was to become the cult book of the beat generation. To be forever-on-the-road was a new attitude to life, a present-day interpretation of the bohemiantype, and it came to inspire generations of pop musicians. For the Arts, borders have always been irrelevant. Bach and Mozart sought inspiration in the music of all the countries around them. Bartók travelled endlessly andas far as Africa. The works on the present CD were written by composers from nine European countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France,Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Scotland, England and Italy. Nothing less than a journey through the trumpet repertoire of Europe.Wim Van Hasselt selected the works on the grounds of quality and diversity. Born in Belgium, his passion for the trumpet took him quickly to Louvain, Brussels and – new to him – the city of Karlsruhe, where he studied withReinhold Friedrich, in the words of Van Hasselt “an icon in the trumpet world and a source of inspiration for this CD”. Like so many music students, he went ‘on the road’ to find a good teacher. In Karlsruhe he got to knowthe Japanese pianist Eriko Takezawa, who accompanied him as répétiteur for his entrance exam at the Hochschule and has often played with him since. Then Van Hasselt’s dream to play in the best possible orchestra tookhim to Berlin and Amsterdam. And this CD was yet another dream. “Not only to stretch my own boundaries, but particularly because I really wantpeople to hear this music. I have looked for the extremes of trumpet repertoire and have compiled a varied programme with pieces in all sorts of colours and styles, ranging from classical through belle époque tocontemporary.”
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van den Hul
Grimm A/D DSD / Meitner DA
B&W 803 diamond series
Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Rens Heijnis custom design
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Hein Dekker, Jared Sacks
Pyramix bij Merging
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Houd je van onbekend, van avontuur? Of gewoon van trompet? In alle gevallen kopen deze CD. Topklasse!
Hij biedt een staalkaart van speelmogelijkheden- en stijlen op trompet, cornet en flügelhorn in de genres klassiek, salonmuziek, jazz en vooral modern klassiek (…) Ook ‘SplittingWood’ van Martin Fondse is speciaal voor deze cd geschreven in 2011. Van Hasselt gaat in dit swingende, jazzy stuk met Fondse (op fender) en het ensemble ‘heerlijk uit zijn dak’ en bespeelt daarbij naast de trompet de flügelhorn of bugel.
(…) De cd is een bijzondere reis door het trompetrepertoire van Europa, genomen over een periode van ongeveer 100 jaar. Hedendaags en traditioneel worden speels afgewisseld. Wim laat horen dat de trompet/cornet en bugel voor hem bijna geen geheimen meer hebben. Meesterlijk muzikaal laat hij zoveel sferen horen, wat deze cd heel divers maakt en bijzonder inspirerend.(…) een geweldige cd die iedere trompettist en koperblazer zeker zal plezieren
SA-CD.net, Performance 5 stars / Sonics 5 stars
(…) unusual album by the talented trumpet player Wim Van Hasselt. (…) On this recording Hasselt takes the listener on a musical journey spanning the music of three centuries (…) Diversity and quality were the main stated criteria in his very personal choice of works. Luciano Berio’s brief take on the ‘Last Post’ concludes this undoubtedly stimulating disc. (…) The recording in the Doopsgezinde Kerk, Amsterdam is, as expected, excellently engineered by Jared Sacks and Hein Dekker, so this SACD can be unhesitatingly recommended to all to whom this unusual concept appeals.
American Record Guide
(…) outstanding collection of new and little-known works (…)
(…) The pieces span several centuries and provide a wonderful platform for Van Hasselt to demonstrate his mastery over a broad range of styles and his infallible technique. A fine release, well worth acquiring!
International Trumpet Guild
(…) a wonderful album of fine repertoire (…) showing off his beautifully sensitive and facile playing. (…) He plays with tremendous sense of smoothness and flow (…) an eclectic album (…) excellent recording quality, first-rate packaging, extensive liner notes.
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