Hummel: Freudenfest Overture; Mandolin Concerto in G; Trumpet Concerto in E; Ballet music for Das Zauberglöckchen

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COMPOSERS: Hummel
LABELS: Chandos
WORKS: Freudenfest Overture; Mandolin Concerto in G; Trumpet Concerto in E; Ballet music for Das Zauberglöckchen
PERFORMER: Alison Stephens (mandolin), Urban Agnas (trumpet); London Mozart Players/Howard Shelley
CATALOGUE NO: CHAN 9925
An attractive, offbeat programme that frames Hummel’s popular trumpet concerto and his airy, Mozartian concerto for mandolin (given in a newly discovered revised version) with two rarities: the overture, composed to celebrate Napoleon’s defeat, interrupts its buffo chatter for a resounding burst of ‘God save the King’, while the ballet music – virtually Hummel’s last work – is often catchy and colourfully scored. Stylish, characterful performances from soloists and orchestra alike. Richard Wigmore

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