Crystal Records — Thomas Stevens, Trumpet
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Thomas Stevens is retired from his
position as principal trumpet player with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Orchestra, a position he held for 28 years. He was described by a European
publication, "Brass Bulletin," as being "undeniably one of
the most important voices in the development of the trumpet in the latter part
of the 20th century," primarily for his efforts in promoting, through
performance and premiere recordings, new works for solo
trumpet, as well as the publication of many of his educational materials on the
same subject. He is also a published/recorded composer and was an active
aeducator throughout the world including being a faculty member at the
CD122: THE VENETIAN BRASS ALBUM. Members of the
Music of the 16th century lends itself very well to brass ensembles. This recording, originally released on LP in 1978, features some of the best brass players around at that time. Most of these players, including Thomas Stevens, Malcolm McNab, Miles Anderson, Jeffrey Reynolds, and Roger Bobo have become icons of excellence in the brass world.
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Ricercar Del Duodecimo Tuono Canzon 6 Canzon Vigesima Terza a 5 Ricercar Del Sesto Tuono Canzon Vigesima Canzon 9 Canzon Vigesima Prima a 5 Canzon Seconda Canzon Vigesimaquarta a 8 Canzon Trigesima a 8 Canzon 26 (La Negrona) Canzon Vigesimatottava Canzon Vigesimanona a 8 Psalm 13, How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, O Lord? Psalm 18, the Sorrows Of Death Compassed Me Psalm 83, Keep Not Thou Silence, O God
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Satie: Carillon Sonnerie Truax: Adagio and Allegro Tomasi Suite: Mvt 1(Havanaise) Mvt 2(Lento Egeen) Mvt 3(Danse Bolivienne) Persichetti: Parable for Solo Trumpet Parable for Two Trumpets Friedman: Antiphonia IV Plog Duets: Fanfare Pastoral Scherzo Dialogue Stevens Fanfares: Deaux a Dix B.I.M Tranquille Clifford Epilogue Kay: Fanfares Britten: Fanfare
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Stravinsky, Fanfare for a New Theater (w/Mario Guarneri, trumpet); Elliott Carter, Canon for Three (w/Mario Guarneri & Roy Poper, trumpets); Aurelio De La Vega, Para-Tangents (w/pre-recorded sounds); Iain Hamilton, Five Scenes (w/Ralph Grierson, piano); Henri Lazarof, Concertazioni (w/instrumental ensemble); Harold Budd, New Work #5 (w/Ralph Grierson, piano); Carlos Chávez, Soli (w/Peter Christ, oboe; David Atkins, clarinet; Kay Brightman, bassoon). This new CD has the works that Stevens recorded for Crystal LPs that had not been released previously on CD. Stevens died on July 14, 2018; this CD is a tribute to his spectacular playing.
THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET (1938-2018), was solo trumpet with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for 28 years. He was, “without a doubt, one of the world’s finest brass players”, said the American Record Guide. He was “at one and the same a virtuoso and a highly thoughtful musician. I can think of only handful who are his equal, and certainly none better.” Andre Previn. He has five solo CDs. See also L.A. Brass Quintet CD102 and CD109 under Brass Ensembles.
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Stravinsky: Fanfare for a New Theater Carter: Canon for Three De La Vega: Para-Tangents Hamilton: Five Scenes I. Wild II. Nocturnal III. Declamato IV. Nocturnal V. Brilliant Lazarof: Concertazioni Budd: New Work #5 Chávez: Soli
CD665: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Peter Maxwell Davies and George Antheil: Sonatas for
Trumpet & Piano; Hans Werner Henze: Sonatina; Thomas Stevens: Triangles,
Variations on a Clifford Interval, and A New Carnival of Venice for four
trumpets; Henri Tomasi: Triptyque; Ibert: Impromptu; Bernstein: Rondo for
Lifey; Charles Dodge: Extensions; Meyer Kupferman: Three Ideas. Zita Carno,
David Wheatley, Chet Swiatkowski, piano; Charlie Shoemake, vibraphone; Barry
Lieberman, bass; with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Trumpet section. “Tom
Stevens is at one and the same a virtuoso and a highly thoughtful musician. I
can think of only a handful of players who are his equal, and certainly none
better.” Andre Previn. UPC 009414766526 ORDER
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Davies Sonata: Mvt 1 (Allegro Moderato) Mvt 2 (Lento) Mvt 3 (Allegro Vivo) Antheil Sonata: Mvt 1 (Allegretto) Mvt 2 (Dolce) Mvt 3(Scherzo Vivace) Mvt 4(Allegretto) Stevens: Triangles Mvt 1(Senza Misura) Mvt 2(Quasi Lento) Mvt 3(Presto Possibile) Henze: Sonatina Mvt 1(Toccata) Mvt 2(Canzone) Mvt 3(Segnali) Kupferman: Three Ideas Adagio Non Troppo Allegro Scherzando Lento Dodge: Extensions Stevens: Variations on Clifford Intervals Stevens: A New Carnival of Venice Bernstein: Rondo for Lifey Tomasi: Triptyque Scherzo Largo Salterelle Ibert: Impromptu
CD667: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Verne Reynolds: Signals (solo trumpet & tuba with brass; Roger Bobo, tuba); William Kraft: Encounters III (trumpet, percussion); Chou Wen-chung: Soliloquy of a Bhiksuni (solo trumpet, brass, percussion); Robert Henderson: Variation Movements (trumpet solo); Silvestre Revueltas: Two Little Serious Pieces (trumpet & woodwinds: Westwood Wind Quintet); Frank Campo: Times (trumpet solo); Meyer Kupferman: Fires of Prometheus (trumpet & piano). Stevens is solo trumpet with Los Angeles Philharmonic. “...excellent pieces. Performances entertaining to incredible. Without a doubt, one of the world's finest brass players.” American Record Guide
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Reynolds: Signals Kraft Encounters: Mvt 1 (Strategy) Mvt 2 (Truce of God) Mvt 3 (Tactics) Wen-Chung: Soliloquy Henderson: Variation Movements Theme Very Fast Slow Fast and Rhythmic Revueltas: Two Little Serious Pieces Allegro Tempo di Valse Campo: Good Times Time to Go Kupferman: Fires of Prometheus
CD761: THOMAS STEVENS, TRUMPET. Hindemith: Trumpet Sonata; Bozza: Caprice, Lied, and
Badinage; Ropartz: Andante & Allegro; Barat: Andante & Scherzo; Borden:
Six Dialogues for Trumpet & Trombone; Lewis: Monophony VII for
Unaccompanied Trumpet; Poulenc: Sonata for Trumpet, Horn, & Trombone (with
John Cerminaro, horn; Ralph Sauer, trombone); Zita Carno, piano.
“...technical & musical bravura. Sensational." InTune Magazine
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Hindemith Sonata: Mvt 1 (Mit Kraft) Mvt 2 (Maasig bewegt) Mvt 3 (Trauermusik & Chorale) Bozza: Caprice Ropartz : Andante and Allegro Barat: Andante and Scherzo Bozza: Lied Bozza: Badinage Poulenc: Sonata Allegro Moderato Andante Rondeau Borden: Six Dialogues Allegro Allegro Andante and Un Poco Allegretto Con Giorralita Majestic Allegretto Lewis: Monophony VII
CD960: PHILHARMONIC STANDARD TIME.
Thomas Stevens, Trumpet; Terry Trotter, Piano; Tom Warrington, Bass; Ralph
Penland, Drums. Thomas Stevens, principal trumpet, Los Angeles Philharmonic,
and friends improvise jazz renditions of songs by composers previously
affiliated with Los Angeles Philharmonic: John Green, Bronislaw Kaper, David
Raksin, Victor Scherzinger, Henry Mancini, Ferde Grofe. Out of Nowhere, Body
and Soul, Invitation, I Cover the Waterfront, While My Lady Sleeps, Laura,
Tangerine, Two for the Road, Sylvia, On the Trail. “...thoroughly
recommended." Jazz Journal
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Green: Out of Nowhere Body and Soul I Cover the Waterfront Kaper: Invitation While My Lady Sleeps
CD801: MUSIC OF HOVHANESS. Symphony No.11: All Men Are Brothers, Prayer of St. Gregory (Thomas Stevens, trumpet), Armenian Rhapsody No.1, Tzaikerk. Royal Philharmonic, with Hovhaness conducting, and Crystal Chamber Orchestra, with Ernest Gold conducting. UPC 009414780126 >ORDER NOW
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