This compiliation brings together some of Håkan Hardenberger's past Philips releases in a value-priced 2 CD set that belongs in every music lover's collection. It's all here, the Haydn (what a cadenza!), a delicious performance of the Hummel, and a host of other delights including his brilliant piccolo trumpet playing on the Baroque selections. Hardenberger is the consummate virtuoso: a musician who plays with such wit and artistry that he makes you forget the fiendish difficulty of the music. His intelligent musicianship is a joy to hear, especially his quicksilver ornaments in the Leopold Mozart Concerto and his seamless cantabile in the Bach/Gounod "Ave Maria." If you have only one classical trumpet CD in your collection, let it be this one. You won't be disappointed. Here's hoping that Philips will re-issue more of Hardenberger's previous releases, especially the Telemann Concerti and his cornet CD, "At the Beach."