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Gruber, HKBusking (2007) 30'
for trumpet, accordion, banjo and string orchestra

accordion-banjo-tpt-strings 1st mvmt E flat trumpet 2nd mvmt flugelhorn 3rd mvmt C trumpet.
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World Premiere
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet / Amsterdam Sinfonietta / HK Gruber

Composer's Notes      Deutsch

Press Quotes      Deutsch
“Star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger brought the entire spectrum of his virtuosity to bear, playing on the separate mouthpiece, and getting the various trumpets to twang and squawk using mutes. A performance piece with pulsating drive, which was great fun for the audience. Much applause and cheers in the well-attended Philharmonie in Essen.”
Neue Ruhr Zeitung

"Busking was composed for Håkan Hardenberger and makes full use of his phenomenal virtuosity... a dazzling cross-cut fabric of competing rhythms, with the banjo and accordion adding a brittle, almost sardonic edge."
The Guardian

Recommended Recording
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet / Mats Bergström, banjo / Claudia Buder, accordion / Swedish Chamber Orchestra / HK Gruber, conductor

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  • HK Gruber: Hardenberger gives UK premiere of Busking
  • HK Gruber: reviews of Busking with Hardenberger

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