Rolf Smedvig is one of the world’s great trumpeters; a dazzling virtuoso acknowledged as both a soloist and chamber musician of international renown. Rolf’s brilliant solo career with Telarc, ushered in by the success of his debut solo album, continues with this recording.
His first solo recording of trumpet concertos (CD-80232), which featured the music of Hummel, Haydn, Torelli, Tartini and Bellini, won the highest of critical praise as well as a Grammy nomination. American Record Guide said of Smedvig’s performance on the album, "Absolutely gorgeous...Most enjoyable, highly recommended."
The brilliance of this second solo recording, which ensured Smedvig’s position in "that rarified arena of the few brass players who can sustain a solo career" (Seattle Times) splendidly testifies to Smedvig’s justly earned international reputation.