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The Philip Smith Collection, Vol. 1 - Works of Mahler, Bernstein, Copland, Stravinsky et al. / Philip Smith, Wynton Marsalis, trumpets; New York Phil.; Maazel, Mehta, Masur, Leinsdorf et al.

Audio Samples

  1. Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: Ia. Trauermarsch (To Bar 89) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor: Ib. Trauermarsch (From Bar 152) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Blumine (Originally Composed as Movement II of Symphony No. 1) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade I (Orch. M. Ravel) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuÿle (Orch. M. Ravel) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  6. An American in Paris: (Rehearsal Nos. 45-47) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  7. An American in Paris: (Rehearsal Nos. 57-67) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  8. An American in Paris: (From Rehearsal No. 96) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  9. 3 Dance Episodes from "On the Town": II. Pas de deux (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Fanfare for the Common Man (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Chant du rossignol: IVa. Jeu du rossignol mécanique (Rehearsal Nos. 68-71) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Chant du rossignol: IVb. Jeu du rossignol mécanique (From Rehearsal No. 96) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Pines of Rome, P. 141: II. Pines Near a Catacomb (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: III. Comodo, scherzando (From Rehearsal No. 13) [Live]
  15. Symphony No. 9 in D Major: III. Rondo-Burleske. (Rehearsal Nos. 36-38) [Live] $0.99 on iTunes
  16. The Unanswered Question (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Messiah, HWV 56: The Trumpet Shall Sound (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Patrem omnipotentem (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Gloria in excelsis Deo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra: I. Vif (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra: II. Nocturne. Andantino (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra: III. Finale. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, RV 537: I. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  24. Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, RV 537: II. Largo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  25. Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major, RV 537: III. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  26. Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major, MWV 4:13: I. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  27. Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major, MWV 4:13: II. Adagio (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  28. Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major, MWV 4:13: III. Allegro assai (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra (Live)
  30. Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: I. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: II. Andante cantabile (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  32. Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat Major, Hob. VIIe:1: III. Finale. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Concerto for Trumpet & Small Orchestra, Op. 43: I. Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  34. Concerto for Trumpet & Small Orchestra, Op. 43: II. Lento (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  35. Concerto for Trumpet & Small Orchestra, Op. 43: III. Allegro vivace (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra (Live)
  37. Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet & Chamber Orchestra: I. Moderato (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  38. Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet & Chamber Orchestra: II. Adagio, molto espressivo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  39. Concerto No. 1 for Trumpet & Chamber Orchestra: III. Allegro giocoso (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  40. Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Op. 42: I. Andante - Allegro (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Op. 42: II. Lento - Animato - Lento ma non troppo (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Trumpet Concerto No. 1, Op. 42: III. Allegro molto (Live) $0.99 on iTunes
  43. Concerto for 2 for Trumpet, Trombone & Orchestra (Live)
  44. American Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra (Live)

Album Summary

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
>Pollack, Lew : That's A-Plenty
>Bernstein, Leonard : On the Town (Three Dance Episodes)
>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka
>Stravinsky, Igor : Song of the Nightingale, symphonic poem
>Respighi, Ottorino : Pines of Rome
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3
>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 9
>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
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Notes & Reviews:

From the New York Philharmonic's in-house label come three separate and distinct albums of orchestral fare that highlights the trumpet, including eleven complete concertos, all featuring the orchestra's longstanding and recently retired principal trumpet chair, Phillip Smith, in performances stretching across the more than thirty years this most distinguished and honored musician occupied the position, 1979-2013. Album 1, available on CD and digital download, is a 21-track offering that boasts highlights from four of Gustav Mahler's nine symphonies, as well as works by Bernstein, Copland, Stravinsky, Ives, Bach, and others, in whole or on part. Album 1 also includes a 32-page booklet containing photos, notes and essays. Albums 2 & 3, available as digital downloads only, boast complete concertos by Vivaldi, Molter, Haydn and Zwilich, among several other important trumpet-centric concerted works. "For the past 36 years, Philip Smith has presided over orchestral trumpet playing, with a resonant, clarion sound and a reputation for never missing a note." (The New Yorker)



Reviews

"Humility, Deep Humanity"
Here are some sobering statistics: performed with 200 conductors, toured 188 cities in 53 countries. Of course, this could apply to any number of professional musicians but here specifically describes the catalyst for this release, trumpet player, Philip Smith. Mr. Smith joined the New York Philharmonic in 1978 and became principal trumpet in 1988 until his retirement in 2014. His mentors included 2 of the greatest, William Vacchiano and Adolf Herseth. His playing was consistently remarkable in terms of precision, agility and luminous tone. One need only sample the Bernstein, Ives, Stravinsky or Respighi highlights to appreciate the veracity of this claim. But the real incentive to consider this project is the inclusion of discs 2 and 3 which are offered exclusively as downloads. There are a total of 11 concerti presented, the majority of which are modern. Of the 11, the standouts (in no particular order) are the Molter, Turrin, Haydn, Hetu, Arutiunian , Chaynes and Tamberg. There is only one misfire in the bunch which is not difficult to spot. Throughout, one is taken with Mr. Smiths versatility, ease and innate musical instincts. The accompaniment features a number of familiar conductors and is uniformly excellent. The recordings, all derived from live performances, are just fine. The comprehensive liner notes and lavish packaging bespeak a labor of love. This is a wonderful tribute to a superb musician.
Submitted on 06/26/15 by Allen Cohen 
They didn't ask me, but.
According to the booklet that accompanies this disc, there are enough concerto performances featuring (retired) NY Philharmonic trumpeter Philip Smith to fill two albums. Instead, we are given this CD collection of bits and bobs, while the concerti are only available as downloads. I'd have done just the opposite, but they didn't ask me. That gripe aside, there's much to enjoy here, as Smith shows himself at home in everything from the most richly-scored symphonic material through Gershwin to Dixieland jazz for brass quintet (a delightful arrangement of "That's a Plenty"). His trumpet can be heard through the densest Mahler scoring, while never losing that singing quality cited in the booklet essay. On the baroque trumpet, Smith dances above the voices in Bach selections, while the bass players lumber through the music like the hippo in "Fantasia." Despite the various times and locations of the recordings, sound is pretty consistent, and quite clear. (There's occasional applause when the excerpt is the conclusion of a work.) Oh, another gripe: The booklet gives full notes for the concertos, but none for these "orchestral highlights."
Submitted on 07/16/15 by Jim D. 
Amazing playing from Philip Smith (trumpet) and the New York Philharmonic!
Many people have had the pleasure to hear Philip Smith in person, but I never had that opportunity. So imagine how pleased I was to put this recording in my CD player, turn up the volume, and let his glorious sound wash over me. Oh my goodness, can this man play! His tone is gorgeous and warm, and the instrument sings for him in a way that makes you stop and pay attention. And I cannot say enough about the music making of the New York Philharmonic in these well known excerpts.
This is really a 3 disc set, with the first CD available on media and the other two available via digital download. At this point, I only have the CD, but Ill be rectifying that shortly. All of the pieces on it are well known, but the symphonic movement from Mahlers Blumine is just simply outstanding, Promenade from Mussorgskys Pictures at an Exhibition is pure and sweet, and the excerpts from Gershwins An American In Paris make you wish you were at the concert where the entire piece was played. But the pice de rsistance is the excerpt from Bachs Gloria in excelsis from his Mass in B minor unbelievable how good this is.
Im normally not one for this kind of CD of excerpts, but Philip Smiths golden tone and delightful playing definitely made this a worthwhile addition to my music library. Highly recommended!

Submitted on 08/03/15 by KlingonOpera 
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Works Details

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 :: Movement 1, opening to measure 89 (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (04/27/2011-04/28/2011)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 5 :: Movement 1, measure 152 to end (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (04/27/2011-04/28/2011)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1901-1902

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan"
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (05/07/2009-05/09/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1888

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: Promenade
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (2012-02-23&2012-02-25&2012-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (2012-02-23&2012-02-25&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874-1922

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris :: Andantino, 5th measure of reh 45 to 47 (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris :: Reh 57 to 67 (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris :: Reh 96 to end (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Pollack, Lew : That's A-Plenty
  • Performers: Joseph Alessi (Trombone); Alan Baer (Tuba); Matt Muckey (Trumpet); Philip Myers (Horn); Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Ensemble: New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bernstein, Leonard : On the Town (Three Dance Episodes) :: Lonely town
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Bramwell Tovey
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Copland, Aaron : Fanfare for the common man
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1942

>Stravinsky, Igor : Petrushka :: Dance of the ballerina / Waltz
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1947

>Stravinsky, Igor : Song of the Nightingale, symphonic poem :: Fisherman's song, reh 68 to 71 (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1917.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1917

>Stravinsky, Igor : Song of the Nightingale, symphonic poem :: Fisherman's song, 96 to end (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: Composition written: 1917.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1917

>Respighi, Ottorino : Pines of Rome :: The pines near a catabomb
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1924

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 3 :: Movement 3, 3rd measure of 13 to end (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (09/17/2009-09/18/2009)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Mahler, Gustav : Symphony no 9 :: Movement 3, 9th measure of 36 to 23rd measure of 38 (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (2012-01-05&2012-01-07&2012-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1908-1909

>Ives, Charles : Contemplations (2)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Notes: Park Avenue Armory (06/29/2012-06/30/2012)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1906-1934

>Handel, George Frideric : Messiah, HWV 56, Oratorio :: Air
  • Performers: Jonathan Lemalu (Bass Baritone); Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Notes: Riverside Church (12/15/2004-12/16/2004)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Patrem omnipotentem (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (03/13/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232 :: Gloria in excelsis (excerpt)
  • Performer: Philip Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Alan Gilbert
  • Notes: Avery Fisher Hall (03/13/2013-03/16/2013)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749