Willowhayne Records presents the debut recording by BBC Young Musician Grand Finalist Ben Goldscheider.
The idea behind this CD was to present a concert programme taking the listener on a musical journey through the development of the horn and the subsequent music written for it. Starting in the 21st century and then jumping to classical, through romantic, early and late twentieth century and back to the 21st century, this disc shows the full range of the horn's versatility, as well as the technical and musical maturity of this exceptional artist. More >>
The trombone's ability to raucously glissando has naturally drawn composers to focus on the instrument's comic potential - its undeniable clownishness. Embracing the complex emotions embodied within the clown identity - the 'tragic clown', smiling on the outside whilst crying within - this concept album brings together works by established masters, new commissions and arrangements which all celebrate the instruments vast range of colours, nuance and beauty, whilst letting its buffoonish stereotype shine through. More >>
In his first solo release, Matthew Matthew resurrects the long-lost Jekyll and Hyde character of the trombone, pushing the very extremes of the expressive spectrum, pairing composers seldom associated with one another.‘Kudos, then, to Matthew Gee…his warm, flowing lines…Gee brilliantly evokes the peculiar, resigned inflections of Billie Holiday in “An American Ballad”. - The Independent Newspaper More >>
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