Alison Balsom - Quiet City


Warner Classics



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AWCL 715059
EAN: 5054197150593
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Trumpeter Alison Balsom, with Britten Sinfonia and Scott Stroman

American music, in particular Copland's haunting "Quiet City" as the centerpiece, animates the majority of the program of trumpeter Alison Balsom's new album, with Britten Sinfonia and Scott Stroman.

"This album has been an utter joy to make [...] The concept of this project began decades ago, when I decided that Copland's 'Quiet City' was a work that everyone needed to hear — especially so as Copland reveals the scene so brilliantly via the solo trumpet and cor. There is a true melancholy in this work that only a certain type of trumpet playing can achieve, and across the collection on the album I've tried to show that through the unique lens of the trumpet, the wonderful bridge and mutual respect between the classical composers and arrangers, and the jazz greats can be seen. For many of us, the sentiment behind Quiet City is pertinent at the moment, as we emerge from the loneliness of the pandemic and into another chapter of darkness in today's turbulent world." — Alison Balsom

1. Quiet City
2. Rhapsody in Blue
3. The Unanswered Question
4. Concierto de Aranjuez: II. (A) Adagio
5. Concierto de Aranjuez: II. (B) Moderato
6. My Ship

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