JAAN RÄÄTS (b.1932): Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 92, ARVO PÄRT (b.1935): Concerto piccolo über B-A-C-H for Trumpet, String Orchestra, Harpsichord and Piano, Orient & Occident for String Orchestra, Cantus in memory of Benjamin Britten, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (b.1906-1975): Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet, Piano and Orchestra, Op. 35.
Catalogue Number: 04Q075
Description: Rääts' 1994 concerto is a single-movement work of a taut and tidy 15 minutes which is steely and urgent almost throughout, using minimalist elements primarily as rhythmic drivers, quite different from his fellow Estonian Pärt's better-known Concerto piccolo of roughly the same period which uses atonal material from a composition thirty years older and inventively clothes it in a neo-baroque frame. Éric Aubier (trumpet), Catherine Lazarus (piano, harpsichord), Orchestre des Pays de Savoie; Nicolas Chauvin.