Jonathan Freeman-Attwood - Four Trumpet Sonatas after Mozart - BBC Music Magazine

Performance 4*
Recording 4*

This intriguing collaboration between acclaimed trumpeter Jonathan Freeman-Attwood and Mozart scholar Timothy Jones is a bold venture indeed. This is not the first time Freeman-Attwood has sought to inhabit the brain of a canonic composer: his ‘newly-imagined Strauss trumpet sonata’ was successfully released with Linn last year. And the results of this latest musical experiment are similarly winning. Richly lyrical and bright as starlight, Jonathan Freeman-Attwood’s outstanding playing is the ideal advocate for a ‘Mozart trumpet sonata’ and he is accompanied with flair by Anna Szałucka. Indeed, there is something so exuberant about the whole enterprise – both in the recording itself and the enjoyably playful sleeve notes – that any misgivings I had soon dissolved.

BBC Music Magazine
01 January 2022