MAURICE ANDRE: LE MEILLEUR D'UNE VIE (1958-1997)
Two years after his death and thanks to the merging of the EMI & Erato catalogues (his two exclusive labels), Maurice Andrés (1933-2012) greatest recordings now are combined for the first time in a 3-CD compilation. Maurice André is to the world of the trumpet what legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan is to conducting. Fully embodying his instrument, his kindness, simplicity and eloquence, combined with an outstanding technique and a passion for all repertoires, brought his peers to recognize him as the trumpeter of the century. He has sold millions albums, was a regular on TV shows, and was known far beyond the classical music audience. In a US poll in 2006, he was officially elected the worlds best trumpet player, ahead of Louis Armstrong and Miles Davis. Thanks to the merger of the EMI and Erato catalogs (his two exclusive labels), Andrés greatest recordings are combined for the first time in this 3-CD compilation.
1. Te Deum, H. 146: I. Prelude
2. Trumpet Concerto in E Flat Major, WoO 1: III. Rondo (Allegro molto)
3. Trumpet Concerto in D Minor: I. Largo
4. Trumpet Concerto in D Minor: II. Vivace
5. Sonata da camera No. 2 in A Minor, T.So. 41: I. Adagio (Arr. for Trumpet)
6. Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai
7. Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe/1: III. Allegro
8. Overture in D Major, 'Musique de table': I. Lentement - Vite - Lentement
9. The Queen's Dolour, Z. 670
10. Prince of Denmark's March, "Trumpet Voluntary" (Arr. for Trumpet by Jean-Michel Defaye)
11. Jesu meine Freude, for Oboe and Organ (Arr. for Trumpet)
12. 6 Chorale Preludes, BWV 645-650 "Schübler-Chorales": I. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (Ar
13. Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165/158a ("Alleluia" arranged for Trumpet)
14. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air (Arr. for Trumpet)
15. Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: VII. Badinerie (Arr. for Trumpet)
16. Serse, HWV 40, Act 1 Scene 1: No. 1, Serse's Aria "Ombra mai fu" (Arr. for Trumpet)
17. Ave Maria, D. 839: "Ave Maria, Jungfrau mild!" (Arr. for Trumpet)
18. Thaïs, Act 2 Tableau 2: Méditation. Andante religioso (Arr. for Trumpet)
19. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2, 'Moonlight': I. Adagio sostenuto
20. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei
21. Valse, Op. 39 No. 5
22. "Plaisir d'amour"
1. Die Zauberflöte, K. 620, Act 2 Scene 3: Aria "Der Hölle Rache" (Arr. for Trumpet)
2. Norma, Act 1: "Casta diva"
3. L'Elisir d'amore, Act 2: Nemorino's Aria "Una furtiva lagrima" (Arr. for Trumpet)
4. Rigoletto, Act 3 Scene 1: Duca's Canzone "La donna è mobile" (Arr. for Trumpet)
5. La Gioconda, Act 2: "Cielo e mar!"
6. La Bohème, Act 1: "Che gelida manina"
7. Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Act 2: No. 12, Olympia's Couplets "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" (Arr. for T
8. Carmen, Act 1 Scene 10: Carmen's Séguédille "Près des remparts de Séville" (Arr. for Trumpet)
9. Les Pêcheurs de perles, Act 1 - Romance de Nadir: "Je crois entendre encore" (Nadir)
10. Lakmé, Act 2 - Air des clochettes: "Où va la jeune Hindoue ?" (Lakmé)
11. Das Land des Lächelns, Act 2: "Je t'ai donné mon coeur"
12. Il barbiere di Siviglia, Act 1: "Una voce poco fa" (Rosina)
13. Variations on themes of La Traviata
14. Aida, Act 2: Triumphal March
15. The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Act 3: Flight of the Bumblebee (Arr. for Trumpet)
1. Colonel Bogey, marche du film "Le Pont de la Rivière Kwaï"
4. Parisian Dream (Suite concertante after "La Vie parisienne" of Jacques Offenbach)
5. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: III. Gavotte
6. Adieu à Venise
7. Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G Minor, HWV 287: II. Allegro
8. An American in Paris (Excerpt)
9. George Gershwin's Songbook: VIII. The Man I Love (Arr. for Trumpet)
10. La strada: Main Theme (Arr. for Trumpet)
11. Old Man River (Arr. for Trumpet)
12. Windmills of Your Mind (Arr. for Trumpet)
13. L'Opéra de Quat'sous: Mack the Knife
14. Jeux interdits (Arr. for Trumpet)
15. Night and Day (Arr. for Trumpet)
16. Around Midnight (Arr. for Trumpet)
17. Les Feuilles mortes (Arr. for Trumpet)
18. La Vie en rose (Arr. for Trumpet)