On The Road (2011)

Zbinden, Luigini, Beethoven, Bourgeois, Eben, Grunelius, Wilson, Henderickx, Fondse, Berio

Wim Van Hasselt

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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Wim Van Hasselt

Wim Van Hasselt is a member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam. He is professor of trumpet at the University of Music Freiburg and regulary gives recitals and masterclasses at home and abroad (Europe, N-America and Japan). He’s also an active chamber musician in different ensembles and has appeared at the festivals of Lucerne, Bad Kissingen and Schleswig Holstein among many others.

Wim Van Hasselt was born in Turnhout, Belgium. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe (Germany) with Prof. Reinhold Friedrich and Prof. Dr. Edward H. Tarr (baroque trumpet). He also attended lessons and masterclasses given by Ole Edvard Antonsen, Prof. Klaus Schuhwerk, Markus Stockhausen and Philip Smith.

After taking part in the orchestra academies of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the State Opera Stuttgart he had a trumpet position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, from 2005 to 2009. In addition to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.

His first solo CD “On the Road” was released on the Channel Classics label, showing his versatility and feeling for style in an impressive manner. It includes a couple of works that have been composed especially for this CD. The project was awarded the “Prix de Salon” 2010 of the Foundation Donateurs Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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On The Road (2011)

Zbinden, Luigini, Beethoven, Bourgeois, Eben, Grunelius, Wilson, Henderickx, Fondse, Berio

Wim Van Hasselt

    HVT

Houd je van onbekend, van avontuur? Of gewoon van trompet? In alle gevallen kopen deze CD. Topklasse!

    Opusklassiek

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.

Opusklassiek

    WikiBrass

(…) 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

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    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.

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    American Record Guide

(...) outstanding collection of new and little-known works (...)

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    Audiophile Audition

(...) 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!

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    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.

International Trumpet Guild

On The Road (2011)

Zbinden, Luigini, Beethoven, Bourgeois, Eben, Grunelius, Wilson, Henderickx, Fondse, Berio

Wim Van Hasselt

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Digital Converters: Grimm A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Mastering Engineer: Jared Sacks
Mastering Equipment: B&W 803 diamond series
Microphones: Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board: Rens Heijnis custom design
Producer: Hein Dekker
Recording Engineer: Hein Dekker, Jared Sacks
Recording Software: Pyramix bij Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64
Speakers: Audiolab, Holland

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Concertino for Trumpet, Snare Drum And Piano, Opus 6
Zbinden
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Capice For Cornet And Piano
Luigini
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Aria 'Komm Hoffnung, Lass Den Letzten Stern' From 'Fidello'
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Trio For Trumpet, Trombone And Piano, Opus 285 - Moderato con moto
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Trio For Trumpet, Trombone And Piano, Opus 285 - Andante espressivo
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Trio For Trumpet, Trombone And Piano, Opus 285 - Moderato ma con fuoco
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Fantasia Vespertina for trumpet and piano
Eben
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Scenette a due for flute and muted trumpet - Lento e sciolto
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Scenette a due for flute and muted trumpet - Moderato con anima
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Scenette a due for flute and muted trumpet - Allegro scherzando
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Scenette a due for flute and muted trumpet - Lento ma non troppo
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Cartoon for cornet and piano
Wilson
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ON THE ROAD for trumpet and electronics
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Splitting Wood for flugelhorn_trumpet, cello, bass clarinet and fender rhodes piano - hit the soft
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Splitting Wood for flugelhorn_trumpet, cello, bass clarinet and fender rhodes piano - once opened,
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Good Night for trumpet solo
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