Lucienne Renaudin Vary: Trumpet Concertos

December 28, 2022, 9:00 am

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For her fourth Warner Classics album, trumpeter Lucienne Renaudin Vary has chosen four favorite concertos. Composed by Haydn, Hummel, Neruda, and Arutiunian, they span three centuries. Joining them on the program are a so-called “concerto” by big-band maestro Harry James – which lasts all of three jazzy minutes – and, inspired by Haydn’s Concerto, a brief solo improvisation by Vary herself. “The concertos I’ve chosen are part of me,” she says. “They’ve always been with me and today I perform them regularly in concert … Getting to record this album with the fantastic Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and Michael Sanderling is a dream come true.”