Maurice André

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Maurice André
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World-renowned and influential French classical trumpeter. Best known for his recordings of Baroque works done in the 1960s and 1970s, he has released over 300 recordings to date.
(born: May 21th, 1933 in Alès, France - died: February 25th, 2012 in Bayonne, France)

Maurice André was born in Alés, close to the mining area of the Cevennes in 1933. He became a miner at the age of fourteen and began studying the trumpet and made very rapid progress.While still in the first year at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Paris he was awarded the Honorary First Prize for the Horn. In the following year he obtained the First Prize for the Trumpet. Maurice André later received the First Prize in the Munich International Competitions, entering upon a amusical career which took him to Germany where he was very warmly received. He travelled to England and Scandinavia and afterwards to North and South America. He has since travelled throughout the world. His early orchestral posts were with the Orchestre Des Concerts Lamoureux (1953-1960), the Orchestre Radio - Symphonique De Paris/Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France (1953-1960/1960-1962), and the Orchestre Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-Comique (1962-1967).

He was appointed professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris in 1967. The long series of works that Maurice André has recorded for Erato are by 17th & 18th century composers. Modern composers also wrote works with him in mind, having been struck by the remarkable mastery of his instrument and his impeccable style and ability. He has received many Prix du Disque in France. In Germany, the Berlin Schallplattenpreis was awarded to him, a tribute to the esteem with which he is held in that country.

Harry Halbreich has written: "Maurice André incarnates the trumpet! There is an indissoluble link between the rugged golden red appearance of this happy, thickset southerner who sprang from within a mine to a glorious future at lightning speed. At the age of 36 he receives invitations to play from every corner of the globe. The ease with which he plays and his legendary virtuosity are perfectly matched with his wide musical knowledge. His trumpet sings as delicately as a violin note. He has acquired a repertoire which had the great composers of the past had the honour of meeting him, would have been more extensive than it is. His ability is astonishing since he is quite capable of matching up to the acrobatc demands of the Hummel Concerto. He is just as much at ease when playing the classical repertoire as he is when confrontened with a modern work."

Father of Lionel André, Nicolas André (3), and Béatrice André. Older brother of Raymond André (2).
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SOL 60019 Maurice André - The Royal Brass Music Of King James I album art Thurston Dart, Maurice André, Jean Pirot, Maurice Suzan, Henri Arqué, Camille Verdier, Bernard Gallot Thurston Dart, Maurice André, Jean Pirot, Maurice Suzan, Henri Arqué, Camille Verdier, Bernard Gallot - The Royal Brass Music Of King James I (Album, Comp) L'Oiseau-Lyre SOL 60019 UK 1960 Sell This Version
XOC 1003 Maurice André - Ça C'est De La Trompette album art Maurice André Ça C'est De La Trompette (Album) Odeon XOC 1003 France 1961 Sell This Version
237.902 Maurice André - Toute La Danse -5- album art Maurice André Sa Trompette*, Jacques Denjean Et Son Orchestre Maurice André Sa Trompette*, Jacques Denjean Et Son Orchestre - Toute La Danse -5-(LP) Polydor 237.902 France 1961 Sell This Version
STE 50161 Maurice André - Concerto Pour Trompette En Mi Bémol Majeur / Concerto Pour 2 Cors En Mi Bémol Majeur / Concerto Pour Orgue En Ut Majeur album art J. Haydn* / Maurice André ; Georges Barboteu & Gilbert Coursier ; Marie-Claire Alain ; Orchestre De Jean-François Paillard*, Jean-Francois Paillard* J. Haydn* / Maurice André ; Georges Barboteu & Gilbert Coursier ; Marie-Claire Alain ; Orchestre De Jean-François Paillard*, Jean-Francois Paillard* - Concerto Pour Trompette En Mi Bémol Majeur / Concerto Pour 2 Cors En Mi Bémol Majeur / Concerto Pour Orgue En Ut Majeur (Album) Erato STE 50161 France 1963 Sell This Version
STE 50178 Maurice André - Fanfares De Tous Les Temps album art Ensemble De Cuivres De Paris*, Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Maurice Suzan , Direction Jean-François Paillard Ensemble De Cuivres De Paris*, Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Maurice Suzan , Direction Jean-François Paillard - Fanfares De Tous Les Temps Erato STE 50178 France 1963 Sell This Version
BGS-70663, XSV 123504 Maurice André - Te Deum - Magnificat album art Marc Antoine Charpentier, Louis Martini, Martha Angelici, Jocelyne Chamonin, André Mallabrera, Rémy Corazza, Georges Abdoun, Jaques Mars, Maurice André, Marie-Claire Alain, Jean-François Paillard, Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France Marc Antoine Charpentier, Louis Martini, Martha Angelici, Jocelyne Chamonin, André Mallabrera, Rémy Corazza, Georges Abdoun, Jaques Mars, Maurice André, Marie-Claire Alain, Jean-François Paillard, Chorale des Jeunesses Musicales de France - Te Deum - Magnificat(LP, Album) The Bach Guild, Vanguard BGS-70663, XSV 123504 1964 Sell This Version
CRD 186 Maurice André - Festival Du Marais album art Scarlatti* - Corelli* - Vivaldi* / Maurice André - Collegium Musicum De Paris Direction Roland Douatte Scarlatti* - Corelli* - Vivaldi* / Maurice André - Collegium Musicum De Paris Direction Roland Douatte - Festival Du Marais Musidisc, Musidisc CRD 186 France 1964 Sell This Version
SR90404 Maurice André - Dances And Diversions album art Armand Birbaum, Maurice André, Marcel Lagorce, Jean-Pierre Rampal Armand Birbaum, Maurice André, Marcel Lagorce, Jean-Pierre Rampal - Dances And Diversions Mercury, Mercury Living Presence SR90404 US 1964 Sell This Version
LDE 3331 Maurice André - Célèbre Adagio - Concertos & Sinfonies Pour Trompette, Hautbois & Cordes album art Tomaso Albinoni, Maurice André - Jacques Chambon - Georg-Friedrich Hendel* - Orchestre De Chambre De La Radiodiffussion Sarroise* Direction Karl Ristenpart Tomaso Albinoni, Maurice André - Jacques Chambon - Georg-Friedrich Hendel* - Orchestre De Chambre De La Radiodiffussion Sarroise* Direction Karl Ristenpart - Célèbre Adagio - Concertos & Sinfonies Pour Trompette, Hautbois & Cordes (Album) Erato LDE 3331 France 1964 Sell This Version
H-1011 Maurice André - Magnificat D-dur BWV 243 • Kantate BWV 51 album art J. S. Bach* - Teresa Stich-RandallBianca Maria CasoniPietro BottazzoGeorg Littasy*M. Andre*L. Menardi*C. de Antoni*Chorus Of The Sarrebruck Conservatory*Herbert SchmolziChamber Orchestra Of The Sarre*Karl Ristenpart J. S. Bach* - Teresa Stich-RandallBianca Maria CasoniPietro BottazzoGeorg Littasy*M. Andre*L. Menardi*C. de Antoni*Chorus Of The Sarrebruck Conservatory*Herbert SchmolziChamber Orchestra Of The Sarre*Karl Ristenpart - Magnificat D-dur BWV 243 • Kantate BWV 51 Nonesuch H-1011 US 1964 Sell This Version
LDE 3301 Maurice André - 2 Concertos Pour Trompette - Concerto Pour Violoncelle album art André Jolivet, Maurice André, André Navarra, Orchestre De L'Assocation Des Concerts Lamoureux* André Jolivet, Maurice André, André Navarra, Orchestre De L'Assocation Des Concerts Lamoureux* - 2 Concertos Pour Trompette - Concerto Pour Violoncelle Erato LDE 3301 France 1964 Sell This Version
BB 95 SS, XBLY 95 Maurice André - Trompette Hors Série album art Maurice André Accompagné Par Jack Nilson Et Son Orchestre Maurice André Accompagné Par Jack Nilson Et Son Orchestre - Trompette Hors Série (Album) Barclay, Barclay BB 95 SS, XBLY 95 France 1965 Sell This Version
SLPXL 12814-16 Maurice André - Karácsonyi Oratórium album art J.S. Bach*, Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Franz Crass, Maurice André, Karl Richter J.S. Bach*, Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Fritz Wunderlich, Franz Crass, Maurice André, Karl Richter - Karácsonyi Oratórium(3xLP, Album) Archiv Produktion, Hungaroton SLPXL 12814-16 Hungary 1965 Sell This Version
LS 3001 E Maurice André - Spendore Del Barocco Bolognese - Musica In San Petronio album art Mirella Freni, Reri Grist, Tito Gotti, Maurice André, Marcel Lagorce, Gabriella Armuzzi Romei* Mirella Freni, Reri Grist, Tito Gotti, Maurice André, Marcel Lagorce, Gabriella Armuzzi Romei* - Spendore Del Barocco Bolognese - Musica In San Petronio(LP, Album) BDM (2) LS 3001 E Italy 1965 Sell This Version
LDE 3310 Maurice André - Trois Concertos Pour Trompette, Cor, Orgue & Alto album art Michel Haydn* / Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Marie-Claire Alain, Marie-Thérèse Chailley*, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard Michel Haydn* / Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Marie-Claire Alain, Marie-Thérèse Chailley*, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard - Trois Concertos Pour Trompette, Cor, Orgue & Alto (Album) Erato LDE 3310 France 1965 Sell This Version
657 014 Maurice André - Ave Maria album art Maurice André Sa Trompette Et Les Grandes Orgues* Ave Maria (Album) Polydor 657 014 France 1965 Sell This Version
LDE 3368 Maurice André - Concerto Pour Harpe No.1 En Ré Mineur (Œuvre 15) / Concerto Pour Trompette En Mi Majeur album art Lily Laskine, Maurice André - N.C. Bochsa* / J.N. Hummel* Lily Laskine, Maurice André - N.C. Bochsa* / J.N. Hummel* - Concerto Pour Harpe No.1 En Ré Mineur (Œuvre 15) / Concerto Pour Trompette En Mi Majeur (Album) Erato LDE 3368 France 1965 Sell This Version
835766LY Maurice André - Purcell A Notre-Dame album art Purcell* - Pierre Cochereau, Maurice Andre*, Ensemble De Cuivres, Armand Birbaum Purcell* - Pierre Cochereau, Maurice Andre*, Ensemble De Cuivres, Armand Birbaum - Purcell A Notre-Dame (Album) Philips 835766LY France 1966 Sell This Version
SMC 95 107 Maurice André - Music In The Churches Of Hamburg album art Georg Philipp Telemann / Chorale Philippe Caillard . Das Kammerorchester Des Saarländischen Rundfunks*, Karl Ristenpart, Jörgen Ernst Hansen*, Barry McDaniel, Maurice André Georg Philipp Telemann / Chorale Philippe Caillard . Das Kammerorchester Des Saarländischen Rundfunks*, Karl Ristenpart, Jörgen Ernst Hansen*, Barry McDaniel, Maurice André - Music In The Churches Of Hamburg Columbia SMC 95 107 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
636 517 Maurice André - Concertos Pour Trompette album art Telemann* - Haendel*, Maurice André, Karl Richter, Orchestre Bach De Münich* Telemann* - Haendel*, Maurice André, Karl Richter, Orchestre Bach De Münich* - Concertos Pour Trompette (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 636 517 France 1967 Sell This Version
136 517 SLPEM, 136 517 Maurice André - Konzerte Von Telemann Und Händel album art Maurice André Konzerte Von Telemann Und Händel (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 136 517 SLPEM, 136 517 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
E 170 Maurice André - Brandenburgische Konzerte 1, 2, 6 album art Johann Sebastian Bach, Ulrich Koch, György Terebesi, Maurice André, Friedrich Tilegant, Das Südwestdeutsche Kammerorchester* Johann Sebastian Bach, Ulrich Koch, György Terebesi, Maurice André, Friedrich Tilegant, Das Südwestdeutsche Kammerorchester* - Brandenburgische Konzerte 1, 2, 6 (Album) Europa E 170 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
MHS 755 Maurice André - Six Concertos Baroques album art Maurice André, Marcel Lagorce, Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra*, Saar Radio Chamber Orchestra*, Karl Ristenpart Maurice André, Marcel Lagorce, Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra*, Saar Radio Chamber Orchestra*, Karl Ristenpart - Six Concertos Baroques (Comp, Album) Erato MHS 755 US 1967 Sell This Version
STE 3399 Maurice André - Music For Trumpet And Organ album art Maurice André, Marie-Claire Alain - J.S. Bach* - C. Gervaise* - G.B. Viviani* - T. Albinoni* Maurice André, Marie-Claire Alain - J.S. Bach* - C. Gervaise* - G.B. Viviani* - T. Albinoni* - Music For Trumpet And Organ (Album) Musical Heritage Society STE 3399 France 1966 Sell This Version
LP-Ste-05622 2/3 Maurice André - Musik in St. Ludwig München album art Hedwig Bilgram, Maurice André Hedwig Bilgram, Maurice André - Musik in St. Ludwig München Not On Label LP-Ste-05622 2/3 Germany 1968 Sell This Version