Christopher records a listening book version of a stage production involving the life and works of Gustav Mahler with Feline Knabe, Mathias Kosel and the actor Markus Boysen. This is followed by quite a different project, of diverse works for trumpet with the prize-winner of the ARD competition Manuel Blanco and the Orquestra Nacional de España conducted by Josep Pons. Richard Strauss and César Franck offer a contrast in a recording of their sonatas and other works with a long-time friend of Christopher’s, the violinist Augustin Dumay and Louis Lortie, piano. Back to Spain- this time to Valencia – a disc of Verdi Arias with Plácido Domingo and the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado finishes the year.
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- WANG · OTTENSAMER · CAPUÇON