Notes & Reviews:
Jasper de Waal is not only the beloved principal hornist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; he is also a world class soloist, giving masterclasses and playing solo concertos and chamber music recitals around the world. This release celebrates his twenty-fifth anniversary as a professional musician. The three composers featured here, Brahms, Reinecke and Schumann, do nothing to hide their fondness for the sound of the horn; their passion, is evident in all three pieces. They make wonderful use of the instrument's potential and the typical character of its sound in combination with the other instruments.
Gramophone Magazine, June 2014
The superb cornist Jasper de Waal and his colleagues give a truly inspired account of the Brahms...The recording is perfectly balanced and real.
American Record Guide, July/August 2014
The Channel artists are Waal, a world-class horn player (principal with the Concertgebouw Orchestra 2004-12); Candida Thompson, artistic director and lead violinist of Amsterdam Sinfonietta since 2003; and pianist Laar, seasoned chamber musicians and veteran of many recordings. Their reading is nuanced and pliant. And Channel's recorded sound is warmer.
Recording information: Onder de Linden, Valthermond, The Netherlands (04/2012).
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- Performers: Hans Colbers (Clarinet); Candida Thompson (Violin); Frank van der Laar (Piano); Jasper Waal (Horn)
- Running Time: 29 min. 23 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Chamber Music
- Written: 1865
Schumann, Robert : Adagio and Allegro for Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70
- Performers: Jasper Waal (Horn); Frank van der Laar (Piano); Candida Thompson (Violin); Hans Colbers (Clarinet)
- Running Time: 8 min. 59 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Written: 1849
Reinecke, Carl : Trio for piano, clarinet & horn in B flat major, Op. 274
- Performers: Hans Colbers (Clarinet); Jasper Waal (Horn); Frank van der Laar (Piano); Candida Thompson (Violin)
- Running Time: 26 min. 30 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic