Splendour and Magnificence

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All Music Guide - James Manheim
The picture of the middle-aged French trumpet pedagogue Guy Touvron on the cover of this disc is misleading, for the program combines two much earlier recordings; one was made in 1970, when Touvron was all of 20 years old, and the other, sonically quite distinct despite the identical recording location and subsequent digital remastering, was done five years later. They were recordings made during the first wave of Baroque music's popularity, and they contained a few hits: the Fanfare from Jean-Baptiste Mouret's "Suite des symphonies, Book 2, No. 1" is better known as the theme to television's Masterpiece Theater. The "Baroque trumpet" referred to in the album title is ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Manheim
The picture of the middle-aged French trumpet pedagogue Guy Touvron on the cover of this disc is misleading, for the program combines two much earlier recordings; one was made in 1970, when Touvron was all of 20 years old, and the other, sonically quite distinct despite the identical recording location and subsequent digital remastering, was done five years later. They were recordings made during the first wave of Baroque music's popularity, and they contained a few hits: the Fanfare from Jean-Baptiste Mouret's "Suite des symphonies, Book 2, No. 1" is better known as the theme to television's Masterpiece Theater. The "Baroque trumpet" referred to in the album title is simply Baroque music for trumpet; the trumpet involved is not a valveless Baroque instrument. These recordings were probably inspired by the success of Maurice André's recordings of Baroque trumpet music, which showed the world how festive Baroque music for trumpet and organ could be; Touvron, who wrote a biography of André, plays in the same bright, slightly tempo-pushing style. The chief justification for reissuing these performances seems to be the varied program, which runs from the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth and touches on several composers who still haven't been much heard from. The Purcell, Delalande, and Mouret selections have been done better elsewhere, but what of the unusual German "city music" of Johann Christoph Pezel 1639-1694, with their charming straightforwardness, or the lightweight early Classical-period trumpet-and-organ sonata of Carlo Tessarini, in which the festive quality of the trumpet-organ combination runs up against the dictates of easy, natural melody? They're not essential masterpieces, but the program is varied and never dull. Touvron commanded the trumpet with technical ease even at this early date, and the disc in general holds up better than many from the 1970s Baroque wave. Extensive liner notes, drawn rather methodically from the New Grove Dictionary, are given in English and French.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/21/2007
  • Label: Diversions
  • UPC: 809730412424
  • Catalog Number: 24124
  • Sales rank: 261,923

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Septième suite, for orchestra (Symphonies pour les soupers du Roy): Symphonie du Te Deum - Guy Touvron & Michel-Richard Delalande (2:00)
  2. 2–7 Quatrième suite, for orchestra (Symphonies pour les soupers du Roy) - Guy Touvron & Michel-Richard Delalande (6:15)
  3. 3 Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein - Georg Friedrich Kauffmann & Guy Touvron (3:25)
  4. 4 Her Gott, dich loben alle wir, for oboe & organ (from Harmonische Seelenlust) - Georg Friedrich Kauffmann & Guy Touvron (2:00)
  5. 5 Caprici armonici da chiesa e da camera. . .sinfonie, arie, capricci, etc. for trumpet & continuo, Op 4: No. 1. Sonata Prima - Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani & Guy Touvron (4:23)
  6. 11–13 Sonata for flute (or trumpet) & strings in D - Guy Touvron & Carlo Tessarini (6:10)
  7. 12 Affetti musicali, collection of pieces (27) for 1-3 violins (or cornets) & continuo, Op. 1: Sonata "La Ponte" in three parts - Biagio Marini & Guy Touvron (2:52)
  8. 13 Danceries: Allemande - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:55)
  9. 14 Danceries: Bransle de Bourgogne - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:40)
  10. 15 Danceries: Pavane d'Angleterre - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:54)
  11. 16 Danceries: Gaillarde d'Angleterre - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:43)
  12. 17 Danceries: Bransle d'Ecosse - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:52)
  13. 18 Danceries: Bransle de Champagne - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:52)
  14. 19 Danceries: Bransle Gay - Claude Gervaise & Guy Touvron (0:55)
  15. 20 Sonatina No 65 - Johann Christoph Pezel & Yves Coueffe (2:37)
  16. 21 Sonatina No 62 - Johann Christoph Pezel & Yves Coueffe (2:46)
  17. 22 Sonatina No. 72 for 2 trumpets & organ - Johann Christoph Pezel & Yves Coueffe (2:34)
  18. 23 Sonatina No 69 - Johann Christoph Pezel & Yves Coueffe (2:38)
  19. 24 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: March - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (1:42)
  20. 25 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Trumpet Minuet - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (1:19)
  21. 26 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Trumpet Tune 1 - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (0:47)
  22. 27 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Song Tune - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (0:56)
  23. 28 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Rigadon - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (0:37)
  24. 29 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Riggadoon - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (0:46)
  25. 30 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Trumpet Tune 2 - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (1:31)
  26. 31 Work(s): Suite for trumpet and organ: Trumpet Tune 3 - Henry Purcell & Guy Touvron (1:29)
  27. 32 Durch Adams Fall Ist Ganz Verderbt for organ & oboe - Guy Touvron & Gottfried August Homilius (2:53)
  28. 33 Sonata for trumpet & continuo, No 1 in D minor, Op 55 ("La Pellicana") - Guy Touvron & Maurizio Cazzati (3:44)
  29. 36–39 Suite of Symphonies for brass, strings & timpani No. 1 ("Suite de Fanfares;" "Symphonies & Fanfares for the King's Supper") - Jean-Joseph Mouret & Guy Touvron (5:34)
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Performance Credits
Guy Touvron Primary Artist
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