Wynton Marsalis

Classic Wynton

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There are undoubtedly many jazz fans who've been curious about Wynton Marsalis' classical recordings. Recognizing Marsalis' canon would benefit from an introductory volume, Sony Classical compiled Classic Wynton, which includes a cross-section of his non-jazz recordings from 1984 to 1998. Fans won't be surprised by the artist's clear, pure tone on these pieces, composed by Purcell, Handel, J.S. Bach, Hovhaness, Rimsky-Korsakov, and J.B. Arban. (The last, "Variations on 'Le Carnaval de Venise'," is famous as one of teenage Wynton's favorite pieces from his practice book.) Unfortunately for novices, the liners neglect a list of his classical discography, and the 1998 date ensures that several of his famous 1999 performances won't be present. Still, dipping a toe in the water is quite easy with this volume.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 1:14 Spotify
Double Trumpet Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in C major, RV 537
2
3:09
The Indian Queen, semi-opera, Z. 630
3
0:41
4 2:53
5
3:35 Spotify
Samson, oratorio, HWV 57
6 5:31
7
2:04
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047
8 2:59
9
1:48
Concerto for trumpet & string orchestra in D major
10 3:27 SpotifyAmazon
Trumpet Concerto in D major, MH 104
11 6:00
Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, H. 7e/1
12
4:34
Trumpet Concerto in E or E flat major, WoO 1, S. 49
13
3:38
14 1:47 SpotifyAmazon
15
7:34
16
1:25 Spotify
17
4:07
Concerto for trumpet & orchestra
18
7:30 SpotifyAmazon
19 4:33
The Tale of Tsar Saltan (Skazka o Tsare Saltane), opera in 4 acts with a prologue
20 1:05
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