Trumpet & Voice

February 23, 2024, 8:00 pm

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Soprano Kathleen Battle and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, both featured on this week's Sounds Classical (Photo: Ken Nahum)

In this episode of Sounds Classical, hosts LaRob K. Rafael and Kristina Lynn play a game of musical show and tell; sharing, with each other and the audience, their favorite aspects and recordings of their respective instruments: trumpet and voice. The listener will hear a wide rage of musical genres performed by artists like Miles Davis, Kathleen Battle, Ella Fitzgerald, and Alison Balsom.


Gioachino Rossini: Aria, “Una voce poco fa” from The Barber of Seville
Kathleen Battle, soprano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Queen of the Night’s Aria, “Der Hölle Rache” from The Magic Flute
Alison Balsom, trumpet; Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra; Edward Gardner, conductor

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Trumpet Concerto; Finale, Rondo: “Allegro molto”
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; National Philharmonic Orchestra; Raymond Leppard, conductor

Grigoras Dinicu: “Hora Staccato” (clip)
Maurice André, trumpet; André Carradot Orchestra; André Carradot, conductor

Edvard Grieg: Song, “Våren (Spring),” Op. 33, No. 2
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, piano

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in d minor (clip)
Adolph Herseth, posthorn; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; George Solti, conductor

Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Live) from Carousel
Mahalia Jackson, vocals

Benny Goodman/James Mudy/Charly Christian: “Airmail Special” (Live At The Newport Jazz Festival, 1957) (clip)
Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

Wynton Marsalis: “The Seductress”
Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; Ellis Marsalis, piano

Lalah Hathaway: Something (Live) (clip)
Lalah Hathaway, vocals; Snarky Puppy

Miles Davis: “So What” (clip)
Miles Davis, trumpet