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5 September 2012, 19:01 | Updated: 16 October 2012, 11:00
The trumpeter's new album is jam-packed full of triumphant music by Purcell and Handel, perfect for celebrating Classic FM's 20th birthday - and other causes for celebration
What music would you play on your birthday? Trumpeter Alison Balsom has some ideas.
In the spirit of the Jubilee and the Olympics, Alison's sure her celebratory album has come at the right time, with a mix of upbeat Baroque trumpet tunes by Purcell and Haydn.
She chats to Lucy Coward on Classic FM's roof terrace about her favourite ceremonial trumpet music, and shares the impact the radio station has had on her since it launched 20 years ago.