Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam
Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet / Amsterdam Sinfonietta / HK Gruber
“Star trumpeter Håkan Hardenberger brought the entire spectrum of his virtuosity to bear, playing on the separate mouthpiece, and getting the various trumpets to twang and squawk using mutes. A performance piece with pulsating drive, which was great fun for the audience. Much applause and cheers in the well-attended Philharmonie in Essen.”
Neue Ruhr Zeitung
"Busking was composed for Håkan Hardenberger and makes full use of his phenomenal virtuosity... a dazzling cross-cut fabric of competing rhythms, with the banjo and accordion adding a brittle, almost sardonic edge."