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1. Concerto Pour 2 Trompettes : Largo (Vivaldi Antonio) 
2. Concerto En Ré Majeur : Allegro Moderato...(Tartini Guiseppe) 
3. Concerto En Si Bémol Majeur : Grave, Allegro...(Albiboni Tomaso) 
4. Concerto En La Bémol Majeur : Allegro, Andante...(Vivaldi Antonio)   play
5. Suite En Fa Majeur : Prélude, Canzone...(Zipoli Domenico) 
6. Concerto Pour 2 Trompettes : Allegro, Adagio...(Albinoni Tomaso) 
7. Concerto En Si Bémol Majeur : Maestoso E Deciso...(Bellini Vincenzo)

Maurice André - trumpet
Orchestre de Chambre • The Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Paillard • Marriner • Sandor - conductors

 

Maurice André (born May 21, 1933) is a French trumpeter, active in the classical music field. He rose to international prominence in the 1960s and 1970s with a large series of recordings of Baroque works on piccolo trumpet for Erato and other labels. Not content to limit himself to the standard Baroque trumpet repertoire, he also performed many transcriptions of works for oboe, flute, and even voice and string instruments. These recordings were (and remain) very popular, and were a strong component of the rebirth of interest in Baroque music in the 1960s. Fellow trumpeters and music lovers the world over have praised André for his clear, bright, ringing tone on the piccolo trumpet.

Maurice André (ur. 21 maja 1933 w Alès w masywie Cévennes) to światowej sławy trębacz francuski. W ciągu około pół wieku kariery zawodowej zyskał międzynarodowe uznanie, także m.in. dzięki wszechstronności - gra na różnych odmianach trąbki, wprowadza do repertuaru transkrypcje utwórów fletowych, obojowych, skrzypcowych oraz arii operowych, wykonuje utwory zarówno dawne (szczególnie barokowe), jak i współczesne. Nagrał wiele płyt.

 

Maurice André (ur. 21 maja 1933 w Alès w masywie Cévennes) to światowej sławy trębacz francuski. W ciągu około pół wieku kariery zawodowej zyskał międzynarodowe uznanie, także m.in. dzięki wszechstronności - gra na różnych odmianach trąbki, wprowadza do repertuaru transkrypcje utwórów fletowych, obojowych, skrzypcowych oraz arii operowych, wykonuje utwory zarówno dawne (szczególnie barokowe), jak i współczesne. Nagrał wiele płyt.

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Sat, 09 Oct 2010 14:50:01 +0000
Maurice Andre & Hedwich Bilgram - Trumpet and Organ (1989) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/4383-maurice-andre-et-marie-claire-alain-trumpet-and-organ.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/4383-maurice-andre-et-marie-claire-alain-trumpet-and-organ.html Maurice Andre & Hedwich Bilgram - Trumpet and Organ (1989)

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Handel – Concerto Grosso in B-dur
1. Concerto grosso in B major: I. Vivace
2. Concerto grosso in B major: II. Fuga (Allegro)
3. Concerto grosso in B major: III. Andante
4. Concerto grosso in B major: IV. Allegro

5. Bach - Choral: Jesu bleibet meine Freude (from Cantata No. 147)

Albinoni - Concerto, Op. 9, No. 2
6. Concerto a cinque in D minor Op. 9 No. 2: I. Allegro e non presto
7. Concerto a cinque in D minor Op. 9 No. 2: II. Adagio
8. Concerto a cinque in D minor Op. 9 No. 2: III. Allegro

Loeillet - Sonata
9. Sonata in C: I. Largo cantabile
10. Sonata in C: II. Allegro
11. Sonata in C: III. Largo
12. Sonata in C: IV. Allegro

Marcello - Concerto in D Minor
13. Concerto in D minor: I. Andante moderato
14. Concerto in D minor: II. Adagio
15. Concerto in D minor: III. Allegro

Telemann - Concerto in B flat major
16. Concerto in B: I. Allegro
17. Concerto in B: II. Siciliano
18. Concerto in B: III. Allegro

Maurice Andre – trumpet
Hedwig Bilgram – organ
 

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Tue, 27 Apr 2010 20:38:54 +0000
Maurice Andre - Ballades pour Trompette (2002) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11824-maurice-andre-ballades-pour-trompette.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11824-maurice-andre-ballades-pour-trompette.html Maurice Andre - Ballades pour Trompette (2002)

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1 Printemps 		
2 Adagio De La Symphonie "Du Nouveau Monde" 		
3 Hora Staccato 		
4 Christmas Buggle 		
5 Old Man River 		
6 Méditation De Thaïs 		
7 Romance 		
8 Concerto De Aranjuez 		
9 Le Vol Du Bourdon 		
10 Les Parapluies De Cherbourg 		
11 Ballade Pour Trompette 		
12 Agnus Dei 		
13 Grande Marche D'Aïda 		
14 Un Américain À Paris 		
15 Les Feuilles Mortes 		
16 O Mein Papa 		
17 Granada 		
18 C'Est Si Bon		play 		
19 Ave Maria		play 		
20 La Vie En Rose 		
21 Je T'Ai Donné Mon Cœur 		
22 La Strada

Maurice André  - trumpet

Ensemble Vocal Stéphane Caillat
André Carradot – conductor (tracks: 1 to 12)
François Rauber  - conductor (tracks: 13 to 22)

 

Much better than the cassette version I bought nearly thirty years ago. I absolutely wore that thing out. I have spent countless hours in record stores looking for this title on cd, and now I finally have it. Thank you Amazon! If you've ever heard Maurice Andre play, then you know he is probably the greatest classical trumpet player ever recorded. His cadenza in the Michael Haydn concerto is a favorite of anyone who has ever heard it. He makes playing the piccolo trumpet sound so easy. Anyway, I'm sure that all fans of his phenomenal classical playing will enjoy this fun turn at some favorite showtunes and show-off pieces. He approaches these pops style tunes with the same passion and intensity he's famous for in his countless classical recordings. It's great to hear him having so much fun playing the horn. Just remember, he's still Maurice Andre so the playing is absolutely amazing. "Flight of the Bumblebee" is played an octave higher than normal, and faster than I've ever heard anyone else attempt it on the trumpet. "Hora Staccato" is so much fun to hear played by the master. His performances on "Agnus Dei," "Concerto de Aranjuez" and "Ol' Man River" are haunting in their beauty. This is an awesome, fun collection unlike anything you've ever heard from Maurice Andre and I guarantee you'll play it over and over, again and again. Thank you, Maurice Andre and Andre Carradot. This one is a wonderful gift to your millions of fans. ---T. Thompson, amazon.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Sat, 03 Mar 2012 20:15:36 +0000
Maurice André - Baroque Trumpet Concertos (1999) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11789-maurice-andre-baroque-trumpet-concertos.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11789-maurice-andre-baroque-trumpet-concertos.html Maurice André - Baroque Trumpet Concertos (1999)

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Concerto for Trumpet in D major by Gottfried H. Stölzel
1 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D major: I. Allegro 3:10
2 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D major: II. Andante 2:52
3 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D major: III. Allegro 2:39

Concerto for Trumpet in C minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
4 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in C minor: I. Grave 1:13
5 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in C minor: II. Allegro 2:24
6 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in C minor: III. Andante 1:45
7 Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in C minor: IV. Vivace 2:45

Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV 537 by Antonio Vivaldi
8 Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, Op. 46, No 1 RV 537: I - Allegro 2:54
9 Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, Op. 46, No 1 RV 537: II - Largo 1:20
10 Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, Op. 46, No 1 RV 537: III - Allegro 3:17

Concerto for Oboe (Trumpet) and Violin in B flat major, RV 548 by Antonio Vivaldi
11 Concerto for Trumpet, Violin and Strings in B flat major RV 548: I - Allegro 3:54
12 Concerto for Trumpet, Violin and Strings in B flat major RV 548: II - Largo 3:30
13 Concerto for Trumpet, Violin and Strings in B flat major RV 548: III - Allegro 2:10

Concerto for Trumpet and 2 Oboes in D major by Georg Philipp Telemann
14 Concerto for Trumpet, 2 Oboes and Strings in D major: I. Allegro 3:20
15 Concerto for Trumpet, 2 Oboes and Strings in D major: II. Grave 4:40
16 Concerto for Trumpet, 2 Oboes and Strings in D major: III. Aria (Andante) 0:33
17 Concerto for Trumpet, 2 Oboes and Strings in D major: IV. Vivace 2:21

Concerto for 2 Oboes (Trumpet & Oboe) in C major, RV 534 by Antonio Vivaldi
18 Concerto in C major RV 534 for Trumpet and Oboe: Allegro 2:55
19 Concerto in C major RV 534 for Trumpet and Oboe: Largo 3:13
20 Concerto in C major RV 534 for Trumpet and Oboe: Allegro 2:50

Concerto grosso a quattro chori in D major by Gottfried H. Stölzel
21 Concerto Grosso for 6 Trumpets, Strings & B.c: I.----- 6:18
22 Concerto Grosso for 6 Trumpets, Strings & B.c: II.Adagio 2:17
23 Concerto Grosso for 6 Trumpets, Strings & B.c: III.Vivace 3:20

Sinfonia for 4 Trumpets and Strings in C major by Giuseppe Torelli
24 Sinfonia a quattro in C major: Allegro 4:10
25 Sinfonia a quattro in C major: Adagio 0:29
26 Sinfonia a quattro in C major: Presto 3:04

Maurice Andre - trumpet

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Neville Marriner – conductor

Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
Jean-Pierre Wallez – conductor

 

Maurice Andre is a fantastic trumpet player, and he simply shines on this recording (featuring the Academy of St. Martins on the Field under Sir Neville Marriner). Bargain-priced CDs tend to get the proverbial bum rap, but Seraphin (as usual) offers a first-rate recording that can compete with any full-priced release. I've listened to this disc at least 20 times, and I never tire of it. Andre and Marriner bring to life these works, some by lesser-known composers (like Stolzel, Telemann and Torelli). I can't think of a better introduction to these underrated Baroque artists (with the exception of Sony's 'Baroque in Italy' CD, which sadly is now out-of-print, too).

This recording, as with so many others, will not be available forever. Given the quality of the recording and beauty of the pieces, I strongly recommend purchasing this disc before it, too, goes out-of-print. It's a great disc at a great price, and would be a welcomed addition to any Classical music collection. --- Johnny Bard (Orlando, FL)

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Wed, 29 Feb 2012 19:40:45 +0000
Maurice Andre - La Belle Epoque (1993) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11805-maurice-andre-la-belle-epoque-1993.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11805-maurice-andre-la-belle-epoque-1993.html Maurice Andre - La Belle Epoque (1993)

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1. Arban - Variations on 'Carnival of Venice,' for trumpet 	
2. Arban - Fantasie Brillante, for cornet & ensemble 	
3. Petit - Gouttes d'eau, for cornet 	
4. Verdi - Variations on Themes from Verdi's 'La Traviata, ' for cornet & orchestra 
5. Petit - Fete militaire, for cornet & band 
6. Petit - Myrto polka, for cornet & band 
7. Petit - Madeleine, for cornet & band 
8. Lehar - Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles)  Air du Prince Sou-Chong	
9. Delibes – Scène et légende de la fille du paria 	
10. Bizet - Les Pêcheurs de perles, Romance de Nadir

Maurice Andre – trumpet, cornet
Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra
Marc Soustrot – conductor

 

Maurice André has rightly earned the reputation of being one of the finest trumpet virtuosos from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. He has made numerous concert appearances and recordings and has inspired composers like Blacher, Jolivet, and Tomasi to write major works for his instrument.

André was born in the Cévennes district of southern France. Young Maurice began taking vocal instruction (solfeggio) at age ten, but two years later, influenced by his father -- a miner, but also an excellent amateur trumpeter -- began playing the cornet and eventually the trumpet. But he also followed his father's occupation, becoming a miner at age 14. It was not long until the elder André realized the depth of his son's talent and arranged lessons for him with local teacher Leon Barthélémy. Because his father's wages were meager, André could not consider study at the Paris Conservatory, but through Barthélémy's clever plan, he gained admittance, tuition-free, by first joining a military band. At the age of 18, André began studies at the conservatory under Raymond Sabarich. He quickly demonstrated his immense talents, winning first prizes there for both cornet and trumpet playing in his first two years. In 1953, he began playing professionally in two ensembles, the Lamoureux Concert Association Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. André captured first prize in trumpet at the 1955 Geneva International Competition. He left the two orchestral posts in 1960 and 1962, respectively, joining the orchestra of the Opéra Comique in the latter year. In 1963, André was asked to sit on the jury of the Munich International Competition, but entered as a candidate instead and captured first prize, thus establishing himself at the age of 30 as one of the leading young trumpeters in the world. He immediately launched a solo career, which was eventually managed by his wife Liliane. He began making his first recordings around this time, most with the French label Erato. Many of his most important and popular later ones, however, were done for EMI. He has also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and smaller labels. Because the repertory for the trumpet was relatively small, he began transcribing -- or engaged others to transcribe -- works for oboe, violin, and other instruments. The Tartini Violin Concerto in D major was one such example, the transcription being done by Jean Thilde.

André also began commissioning works from some of the leading composers of the day. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, André maintained a heavy concert schedule, playing with many of the leading orchestras and conductors in Europe and the United States and making numerous recordings. In a 1978 interview, André estimated that he typically played a 180-concert schedule and had made over 220 recordings up to that time. By 2003, André had appeared on over 300 recordings, though he had significantly reduced his concert schedule. While he has recorded music from most periods, he has tended to focus on Baroque repertory, such as works by Bach, Telemann, Handel, Torelli, and Albinoni. On many of his concert tours, André's younger brother Raymond, also a trumpeter of some renown, has accompanied him. In 1979, the first Maurice André Trumpet Competition was held. Subsequent events in the series took place in 1988, 1997, and 2000. André usually serves as chairman of the jury. --- Robert Cummings, AMG

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Fri, 02 Mar 2012 10:23:47 +0000
Maurice Andre - Music for Trumpet and Organ (1978) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/4344-maurice-andre-concertos-pour-trompette.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/4344-maurice-andre-concertos-pour-trompette.html Maurice Andre - Music for Trumpet and Organ (1978)

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1. Fanfare
2. Adagio
3. Gavotte En Rondeau
4. Largo
5. Aria: Mein Glaubiges Herz
6. Gloria In Excelsis Deo
7. Ave Maria
8. Trumpet Voluntary
9. Allegro Spiritoso
10. Air
11. Trumpet Tune
12. Bourree
13. Ave Maria
14. Alleluia
15. The Queen's Dolour
16. Chorale: Jesu Bleibet Meine Freude
17. Chorale: In Allen Meinen Taten
18. Adagio
19. Chorale: Jesu Meine Freude
20. Wachet Auf

Maurice Andre – trumpet
Jane Parker-Smith, Alfred Mitterhofer, Hedwig Bilgram – organ

 

To the best of my knowledge, the combination of trumpet and organ is a very recent one, and there is no 18th-19th century music written for such a combination. Thus, everything on this CD consists of adaptions of pieces written for other instruments/ensembles. To many purists, this is completely off-putting. However, not being a purist, I am not at all off-put.

Super-trumpeter Maurice André always felt the lack of music for his instrument and was always willing to adapt other pieces for it (the versatility of the piccolo trumpet made it possible to play things that could never be played on the natural instrument). The initial trumpet and organ records were made with the French label Erato and Hedwig Bilgram as partner, later with other partners.

To my ears, the combination two sounds, the clear sound of the trumpet and the sonorous richness of the organ, almost seem meant for each other, and the result here is a wonderful listening experience, with André's burnished tone and dazzling virtuosity showcased by splendid accompaniment. Indeed, the only quibble I can think of that listening to it all at once is like having a banquet consisting entirely of your favourite ice cream. You end up totally sated by it all. As a result, I tend to listen to bits at a time. I confess to having played some bits to death, such as the marvellous version of "Gloria in excelsis Deo " to the tune known as "Angels we have heard on high". --- Teemacs, amazon.com

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Sat, 24 Apr 2010 12:54:29 +0000
Maurice André - Ses Plus Grands Succès (2008) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11857-maurice-andre-ses-plus-grands-succes.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/11857-maurice-andre-ses-plus-grands-succes.html Maurice André - Ses Plus Grands Succès (2008)

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1. Te Deum - Introduction (Charpentier)
2. Suite / Ouverture No. 2, BWV 1067 : Rondeau (Bach)
3. Badinerie (Bach)
4. Concerto En Fa Majeur : Siciliano (Bach)
5. Kantate : Choral ''Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme'' (Bach)
6. La Traviata (Verdi)
7. Themes & Variations On The ''Carnaval De Venise'' (Jean-Baptiste Arban)
8. Concerto En Sol Mineur : Grave (Haendel)
9. Concerto En Ut Majeur : Rondo - Allegretto (Mozart)
10. Concerto En Mi Bemol Majeur : Finale - Allegro (Haydn)
11. Concerto : Ouverture (Telemann)
12. Concerto En Re Majeur : Allegro (Telemann)
13. Trumpet Voluntary (Purcell)
14. Concerto En La Bemol Majeur : Allegro (Vivaldi)
15. Concerto En Do Majeur : Largo - Allegro Molto (Vivaldi)
16. Concerto En Si Bemol Majeur : Andante (Albinoni)
17. Concerto En Mi Majeur : Rondo (Johann Nepomuk Hummel)
18. Concerto Pour Trompette : Finale - Allegro (Tomasi)

Maurice Andre – trumpet

 

Maurice André rightly earned the reputation of being one of the finest trumpet virtuosos from the 20th and 21st centuries. He made numerous concert appearances and recordings and inspired composers like Blacher, Jolivet, and Tomasi to write major works for his instrument.

André was born in the Cévennes district of southern France. Young Maurice began taking vocal instruction (solfeggio) at age ten, but two years later, influenced by his father -- a miner, but also an excellent amateur trumpeter -- began playing the cornet and eventually the trumpet. But he also followed his father's occupation, becoming a miner at age 14. It was not long until his father realized the depth of his son's talent and arranged lessons for him with local teacher Leon Barthélémy. Because his father's wages were meager, André could not consider study at the Paris Conservatory, but through Barthélémy's clever plan, he gained admittance, tuition-free, by first joining a military band. At the age of 18, André began studies at the conservatory under Raymond Sabarich. He quickly demonstrated his immense talents, winning first prizes there for both cornet and trumpet playing in his first two years. In 1953, he began playing professionally in two ensembles, the Lamoureux Concert Association Orchestra and the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra. André captured first prize in trumpet at the 1955 Geneva International Competition. He left the two orchestral posts in 1960 and 1962, respectively, joining the orchestra of the Opéra Comique in the latter year. In 1963, André was asked to sit on the jury of the Munich International Competition, but entered as a candidate instead and captured first prize, thus establishing himself at the age of 30 as one of the leading young trumpeters in the world. He immediately launched a solo career, which was eventually managed by his wife Liliane. He began making his first recordings around this time, most with the French label Erato. Many of his most important and popular later ones, however, were done for EMI. He also recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Philips, and smaller labels. Because the repertory for the trumpet was relatively small, he began transcribing -- or engaged others to transcribe -- works for oboe, violin, and other instruments. The Tartini Violin Concerto in D major was one such example, the transcription being done by Jean Thilde. André also began commissioning works from some of the leading composers of the day. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, André maintained a heavy concert schedule, playing with many of the leading orchestras and conductors in Europe and the United States and making numerous recordings. In a 1978 interview, André estimated that he typically played a 180-concert schedule and had made over 220 recordings up to that time. By 2003, André had appeared on over 300 recordings, though he had significantly reduced his concert schedule. While he had recorded music from most periods, he tended to focus on Baroque repertory, such as works by Bach, Telemann, Handel, Torelli, and Albinoni. On many of his concert tours, André's younger brother Raymond, also a trumpeter of some renown, accompanied him. In 1979, the first Maurice André Trumpet Competition was held. Subsequent events in the series took place in 1988, 1997, and 2000. André usually served as chairman of the jury.---Robert Cummings, Rovi

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administration@theblues-thatjazz.com (bluesever) Maurice André Thu, 08 Mar 2012 14:49:58 +0000
Maurice Andre - Trompetissimo! (1983) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/12169-maurice-andre-trompetissimo.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/12169-maurice-andre-trompetissimo.html Maurice Andre - Trompetissimo! (1983)

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Side One (20:39): 

1.    Trompetissimo		play
2.    Gouttes D'eau (Drops of Water)
3.    Le corso blanc
4.    Fions flons champetres (The Band in the Country)
5.    Komm, Karlineken
6.    Kuckuckswaizer (Cuckoo Waltz)
7.    Be Bop 1900
8.    Les saltimbanques (The Acrobats) 

Side Two (20:31):

9.    Perles de cristal (Pearls of Crystal)
10.   La czarine
11.   La mattchiche
12.   Vive L'Auvergne
13.   Im Salzkammergut
14.   Les gais virtuoses (The Merry Virtuosos)
15.   Joli coeur (Pretty Heart)
16.   Fanfare valse		play

Maurice Andre – trumpet

Maurice André, trumpeter, born 21 May 1933; died 25 February 2012

 

At the height of his career, the name of Maurice André, who has died at the age of 78, was synonymous with the trumpet. Not only was he largely responsible for establishing the trumpet as a popular solo instrument, but he also dominated the scene in the 1960s and 70s with a punishing schedule of concerts (an average of 180 a year) and more than 300 recordings, many made on his trademark piccolo trumpet.

As the winner of a prestigious international competition in Munich in 1963, he was sought out by the conductor Karl Richter, who needed a player with star quality for the taxing trumpet parts of such works as Bach's B Minor Mass. Other notable conductors with whom André worked at this time included Karl Böhm, Karl Münchinger and Herbert von Karajan. He made an immensely successful recording with Karajan of a transcribed concerto by Vivaldi.

It was the lack of repertoire for the trumpet that persuaded André to make arrangements of works for violin, oboe and other instruments. He played them on the piccolo trumpet, an instrument designed to deliver the higher range with facility, and proceeded to stun audiences with a winning combination of technical brilliance and sweetness of tone. André was a big man, with bushy eyebrows and fleshy fingers. Often the tiny instrument seemed to disappear from view beneath his hands. But he was a huge inspiration to generations of trumpeters, not least his pupils at the Paris Conservatoire, where he taught from 1967 to 1978. He continued to tour after that, first with his brother Raymond, also a trumpeter, and later with his children Nicolas and Béatrice (trumpeter and oboist respectively). His farewell concert took place in 2008 in St Nazaire Cathedral, Béziers, in southern France, by which time André was officially in retirement. He had moved to a hilltop villa in the Basque country, where he developed his talents as a woodcarver and painter, but continued to practise the trumpet for four or five hours a day.

Born in Alès, France, at the foot of the Cévennes mountains, André was the son of a coalminer who was also an amateur trumpet player. His father presented the 12-year-old André with a cornet and was so impressed by the boy's potential that he sent him to study with a friend of his, Léon Barthélémy, a former student at the Paris Conservatoire. Having taught André for four years, Barthélémy urged his father to send the boy, who had in the meantime followed his father down the mine, to study at the Conservatoire. Since the family could not afford the fees, André joined a military band, enabling him to secure a free place there. He studied with Raymond Sabarich, receiving first prize for both cornet and trumpet after his first and second years of study. His early orchestral posts were with the Lamoureux Orchestra (1953-60), the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra (1953-62) and the Opéra-Comique (1962-67), but his success in the Munich competition effectively launched his career as a soloist. He had in fact been invited to sit on the jury of the competition, but decided to participate himself. It was at this time that he met and married his wife, Liliane, who supported him loyally as manager and companion on his tours, not least in the early years when his career was slow to take off.

André's eventual success was founded on a solid technique, superb breath control and seemingly inexhaustible stamina, attributed by him to his years in the coalmine: "I built myself up when working in the mine at 14 years old, when I was moving 17 tons of coal a day," he once said. Certainly the technique was formidable. Playing a three-valve Selmer instrument (a fourth valve was added by the manufacturer in 1967 in collaboration with André to extend the register downwards), he effortlessly negotiated the stratospheric pitch range for which the Baroque repertoire was notorious. In the virtuoso faster movements, his tone sparkled brilliantly; in the slow movements it was creamy and seductive. As Karajan once opined: "He's undoubtedly the best trumpet player, but he's not from our world." Since the 1970s, Baroque performance practice has developed considerably, with more variety of phrasing and articulation. Both soloist and orchestral accompaniments on many of André's recordings now sound inflexible, with dirge-like tempi for slow movements. But at the time, this style of playing was thrillingly new and original. It was his lesser-known predecessor Adolf Scherbaum who introduced the piccolo trumpet and its repertoire, but André who brought it global popularity.

Though André was far from a devotee of contemporary music, the sound of which, he said, reminded him of the coalmine, he did have music written for him by several composers including André Jolivet, Henri Tomasi, Boris Blacher, Antoine Tisné and Jean Langlais. A biography, Maurice André: Une Trompette pour la Renommée (A Trumpet for Fame, 2003), was written by his student Guy Touvron, and his memoirs were published under the title Le Soleil Doit Pouvoir Briller pour Tout le Monde (The Sun Has to Shine for Everybody, 2007). --- Barry Millington, guardian.co.uk

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Maurice André plays Trumpet Concertos (1992) http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/1583-andretrumpetconc.html http://theblues-thatjazz.com/pl/klasyczna/699-mauriceandre/1583-andretrumpetconc.html Maurice André plays Trumpet Concertos (1992)

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732 - 1809)
Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra in E flat, Hob.VIIe:1
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegro

Maurice André, trumpet
Munich Chamber Orchestra
dir. Hans Stadlmair

George Frideric HANDEL (1685 - 1759)
Concerto No.10 in G minor
(Original: Oboe Concerto No.3, HWV 287)
1. Grave
2. Allegro
3. Sarabande: Largo
4. Allegro

Maurice André, trumpet
Hedwig Bilgram, harpsichord
Münchener Bach-Orchester
dir. Karl Richter

Antonio VIVALDI (1678 - 1741)
Concerto for 2 Trumpets, Strings and Harpsichord in C, R.537
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro

Maurice André, trumpet
Maurice André, trumpet II (synchronisation)
Mauritz Sillem, harpsichord
English Chamber Orchestra
dir. Charles Mackerras

Giovanni Buonaventura VIVIANI (1638 - 1692)
Sonata for Trumpet and Organ in C major
1. (Andante)
2. (Allegro)
3. (Presto)
4. (Allegro)
5. (Adagio)

Maurice André, trumpet
Hedwig Bilgram, organ

George Frideric HANDEL (1685 - 1759)
Concerto No.8 in B flat
(Original: Oboe Concerto No.1 in B flat, HWV 301)
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Siciliana. Largo
4. Vivace

Maurice André, trumpet
Hedwig Bilgram, harpsichord
Münchener Bach-Orchester
dir. Karl Richter

Michael HAYDN (1737 - 1806)
Concerto for Trumpet, Strings and Harpsichord in D major
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
(Cadenzas: Hans Hickmann / Maurice André)

Maurice André, trumpet
Hilde Noe, harpsichord
Munich Chamber Orchestra
dir. Hans Stadlmair

Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681 - 1767)
Concerto-Sonata for Trumpet, Strings and Harpsichord in D major
1. Moderato e grazioso
2. Largo
3. Vivace

Maurice André, trumpet
Mauritz Sillem, harpsichord
English Chamber Orchestra
dir. Charles Mackerras

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