"ALERT AND INVIGORATING PERFORMANCES OF TWO OLD FRIENDS: The subtle inflections Jeffrey Segal brings to the trumpet?s only genuine Classical concertos, the Haydn and Hummel, is just what the catalogue needs. His musical line is seamlessly stylish, velvety in its natural lyricism and boasting an attack as clean as a whistle. Both works are blessed with gorgeous orchestration although its essence is habitually under-explored in most recordings. But not with David Zinman and his characterful Zurich players who relish the dialogues between wind and trumpet in the Hummel and an unforced transparency of strings in the Haydn, as well as delighting in lively and unpredictable articulation. It really is a testament to how a vigorous imagination can still render old warhorses afresh. Brass specialists will also enjoy the original E major key of the Hummel (unrecognised in the documentation) which makes sense of the irradiating textures...Bertoncello?s legato playing is truly melting and the buoyant Allegro lifts the spirits." ?GRAMOPHONE (March 2005) Australian-born Jeffrey Segal was performing professionally as a trumpeter by age 17. A student of the legendary Edward Tarr, he became solo trumpeter with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in 1991. He became principal trumpet of the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich, in 1996. Also from Australia, Michael Bertoncello took up the trombone at age 13, after studying the euphonium for six years! Bertoncello soloed with all the Australian orchestras, then the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich, where he was named principal trombonist in 2001. Ever since 1999, when the Tonhalle Orchestra was awarded the German Record Critics? Award for its seminal recording of all Beethoven?s symphonies, the oldest symphony orchestra in Switzerland has been the focus of international interest. David Zinman has been Chief Conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Netherlands, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and now the Tonhalle Orchestra, Zürich.