On this recording Hasselt takes the listener on a musical journey spanning the music of three centuries - from Beethoven in 1805 to Wim Henderickx and Martin Fondse in 2011. Diversity and quality were the main stated criteria in his very personal choice of works. The former has undoubtedly been achieved by the inclusion of the music of nine composers each from a different European country with totally disparate musical heritages and styles, whilst the latter will be a matter for individual listeners to judge for themselves.
Wim Van Hasselt is currently a member of the trumpet section of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam and also teaches at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. From 2005 until 2009 he had a trumpet position with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin. In addition, he has played with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Lucerne Festival Orchestra as well as having performed with the orchestras of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin and the Staatstheater, Stuttgart. His thoughtful selection of music for this 'On the Road' SACD would appear to have been informed not only by these experiences but also by his own questing personality.
MP3 320 · 161 MB