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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OL.50137, OL 50137 Maurice André - Baroque Trumpet Music By English Composers album art Maurice André, Ensemble Orchestral De L'Oiseau-Lyre, Pierre Colombo (2) Maurice André, Ensemble Orchestral De L'Oiseau-Lyre, Pierre Colombo (2) - Baroque Trumpet Music By English Composers L'Oiseau-Lyre, London Records OL.50137, OL 50137 UK 1956 Sell This Version
GEM 8 Maurice André - Concerto Pour Deux Trompettes Et Cordes / Les Quatre Saisons, Op. 8 album art Vivaldi* / Collegium Musicum De Paris, Roland Douatte, Georges Alès*, Maurice André, Roger Delmotte Vivaldi* / Collegium Musicum De Paris, Roland Douatte, Georges Alès*, Maurice André, Roger Delmotte - Concerto Pour Deux Trompettes Et Cordes / Les Quatre Saisons, Op. 8(LP) G.E.M. GEM 8 France 1957 Sell This Version
OS 1174 Maurice André - Le Prodigieux Trompettiste album art Maurice André Avec Le Grand Orchestre Faustin Jeanjean* Maurice André Avec Le Grand Orchestre Faustin Jeanjean* - Le Prodigieux Trompettiste(10", Album, Mono) Odeon OS 1174 France 1958 Sell This Version
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 50115 Maurice André - Concertos Et Sinfonies Pour Cuivres, Bois Et Cordes album art G. Torelli* - Maurice André, Huguette Fernandez, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard G. Torelli* - Maurice André, Huguette Fernandez, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard - Concertos Et Sinfonies Pour Cuivres, Bois Et Cordes Erato STE 50115 France 1962 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
698.509 CL Maurice André - Musiques Baroques Pour Instruments à Vent album art Maurice André, Armand Birbaum Maurice André, Armand Birbaum - Musiques Baroques Pour Instruments à Vent Fontana 698.509 CL France 1963 Sell This Version
STE 50178 Maurice André - Fanfares De Tous Les Temps album art Ensemble De Cuivres De Paris*, Quatuor De Trombones De L'Orchestre De La R.T.F., Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Maurice Suzan , Direction Jacques Rémy, Jean-François Paillard Ensemble De Cuivres De Paris*, Quatuor De Trombones De L'Orchestre De La R.T.F., Maurice André, Georges Barboteu, Maurice Suzan , Direction Jacques Rémy, Jean-François Paillard - Fanfares De Tous Les Temps Erato STE 50178 France 1963 Sell This Version
EFM 42095 Maurice André - Torelli - Concerto Pour Trompette En Ré Majeur / Sammartini album art Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard, Jean-François Paillard, Giuseppe Torelli, Giovanni Sammartini Maurice André, Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard, Jean-François Paillard, Giuseppe Torelli, Giovanni Sammartini - Torelli - Concerto Pour Trompette En Ré Majeur / Sammartini(10", Mono) Erato EFM 42095 France 1963 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 (Album) Mercury, Mercury Living Presence SR90404 US 1964 Sell This Version
LDE 3331 Maurice André - Célèbre Adagio - Concertos & Sinfonies Pour Trompette, Hautbois, Cordes & Continuo 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 & Continuo (Album) Erato, Erato LDE 3331 France 1964 Sell This Version
H-1011 Maurice André - Magnificat En Ré Majeur BWV 243, Cantate N° 51 album art J. S. Bach* - Teresa Stich-Randall, Bianca Maria Casoni, Pietro Bottazzo, Georg Littasy*, M. Andre*, L. Menardi*, C. de Antoni*, Chorus Of The Sarrebruck Conservatory* Under The Direction Of Herbert Schmolzi / Chamber Orchestra Of The Sarre* Under The Direction Of Karl Ristenpart J. S. Bach* - Teresa Stich-Randall, Bianca Maria Casoni, Pietro Bottazzo, Georg Littasy*, M. Andre*, L. Menardi*, C. de Antoni*, Chorus Of The Sarrebruck Conservatory* Under The Direction Of Herbert Schmolzi / Chamber Orchestra Of The Sarre* Under The Direction Of Karl Ristenpart - Magnificat En Ré Majeur BWV 243, Cantate N° 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 (Album) 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
835 355/56 AY Maurice André - Brandenburgische Konzerte album art J. S. Bach* - I Musici, Felix Ayo*, Maurice André, Frans Brüggen, Severino Gazzelloni, Heinz Holliger J. S. Bach* - I Musici, Felix Ayo*, Maurice André, Frans Brüggen, Severino Gazzelloni, Heinz Holliger - Brandenburgische Konzerte (Album) Philips 835 355/56 AY UK 1965 Sell This Version
LDE 3293 Maurice André - Concertos Pour 2 Trompettes, Orgue, Piccolo, Hautbois, Violons, Violoncelles, Orchestre A Cordes & Continuo album art Vivaldi* / Maurice André / Marie-Claire Alain / Huguette Fernandez / Maxence Larrieu / Pierre Pierlot / Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard Vivaldi* / Maurice André / Marie-Claire Alain / Huguette Fernandez / Maxence Larrieu / Pierre Pierlot / Orchestre De Chambre Jean-François Paillard - Concertos Pour 2 Trompettes, Orgue, Piccolo, Hautbois, Violons, Violoncelles, Orchestre A Cordes & Continuo (Album) Erato LDE 3293 Italy 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