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CLASSIC fM: New Releases features; Paul Merkolo's The Enlightened Trumpet

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Throughout the week Classic FM's presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week: Album of the Week and Drive Discovery feature Paul Merkelo's Enlightened Trumpet.  John Suchet plays a track from his featured Album of the Week at 10.15am every weekday and John Brunning plays a track from his featured Drive Discovery at 6.20pm every weekday. This week featuring; Paul Merkolo's The Enlightened Trumpet.

Merkelo is joined by the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Marios Papadopoulos for trumpet concertos by Haydn, Leopold Mozart, Telemann, and Hummel, in his latest release The Enlightened Trumpet. Recognised worldwide as a great virtuoso and trumpet professor, and described as having "unusual lyrical gifts" by Gramophone, Merkolo originally made his New York debut in 1998 at the Lincoln Center with the New World Symphony Orchestra. He's also the founder of the Paul Merkelo Scholarship, a programme which helps young, gifted brass players with career support.

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