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Pianist Laura Leon

playPETER SCHICKELE: Dance of Uncertain National Origin from "Three Uncharacteristic Pieces" for B flat Trumpet and Piano

Caleb Hudson, Trumpet


"I have always been ready for the occasional piece, and after enjoying the particularly pleasant hospitality of Charles and Connie Gottschaulk in Orlando Florida in the spring of 1981, I found myself thinking about a piece for trumpet and piano (I knew that Charles Gottschaulk played trumpet in addition to conducting the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra with which I was appearing).

The resulting bagatelle (first movement) seemed to me to have echoes of various different cultures--middle European and Mexican, for instance-hence the title "Dance of Uncertain National Origin." The first performance of THREE UNCHARACTERISTIC PIECES took place on "The Listening Room," Robert Sherman's program (one of the last bastions of live music on radio) on WQXR in New York City; Raymond Mase was accompanied by the composer on the piano." (Peter Schickele)




Caleb Hudson is in the Masters of Music program at Juilliard, after receiving his Bachelor of Music there in 2010. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, he won first place at the National Trumpet Competition, and has appeared as a soloist with the Lexington Philharmonic. He was a winner of the National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Award. He plays regularly as principal trumpet of the Juilliard Orchestra and received fellowships at the Music Academy of the West and Aspen Music Festival, where he performed with pianist Vladimir Feltsman.

Recorded live by Joseph Patrych at "A Concert in Honor of Peter Schickele: A 75th Birthday Season Celebration." March 29, 2011, Steinway Hall.

updated: 5 years ago