After hearing Castérède's Sonatina for Trumpet and Piano, the realisation that his music remains in the shadows of his French contemporaries is one that is hard to fathom. Should you be a fan of Messiaen, then Castérède's Sonatina is one for you.
Having won prizes in Piano, chamber music, harmony, composition, analysis and aesthetics in music whilst studying at Paris Conservatoire, it is not surprising that the composer's Sonatina for B flat or C Trumpet and Piano is full of musically appealing features. Elements include exquisite use of ornamentation, exploiting Trumpet technique to its full potential, and clever uses of shared melody between the Trumpet and Piano. From the lively, harmonically rich first movement to the luscious melodies of the second, this Sonatina provides an enjoyable listen and fun piece to learn for all trumpeters.