Art of the Baroque Trumpet, Vol. 5: An Italian Concert

The Art of the Baroque Trumpet, Vol. 5: An Italian Concert

by Niklas Eklund
     
 
Naxos' pleasurable series of Baroque trumpet music continues apace with Volume Five, devoted entirely to the Italian repertory. As on previous installments, trumpeter Niklas Eklund offers a mixture of familiar and rare gems. A zippy performance of Vivaldi's popular Concerto for Two Trumpets opens the disc, assisted by

Overview

Naxos' pleasurable series of Baroque trumpet music continues apace with Volume Five, devoted entirely to the Italian repertory. As on previous installments, trumpeter Niklas Eklund offers a mixture of familiar and rare gems. A zippy performance of Vivaldi's popular Concerto for Two Trumpets opens the disc, assisted by Jeffrey Segal, who returns at the end for a charmingly tuneful two-trumpet Sonata by the little-known composer Franceschini. But the disc's real treasures are the arias, which are interspersed between each of the instrumental selections. Voice and trumpet was a favorite combination of Baroque composers, and listening to the pure tone of soprano Maria Keohane soaring in tandem with Eklund's gleaming sound, one can easily understand why. There is a gratifying variety of arias, too, including a pair by Vivaldi, others by Ziani and Galuppi, and an especially rousing piece with two trumpets by Albinoni. The celebratory character of most of these works makes this recording well -suited for the holidays, though it is music that can be enjoyed year-round.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/2001
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0747313509928
catalogNumber:
8555099
Rank:
170787

Tracks

  1. Double Trumpet Concerto for 2 trumpets, strings & continuo in C Major, RV 537
  2. Tito Manlio (I), opera in 3 acts, RV 738: Combatta un gentil cor, for soprano, trumpet, stri
  3. Sonata a 4, for trumpet, 2 violins & bass in D major, WoO 4
  4. Trombe d'Ausonia for soprano, trumpet and continuo in D major
  5. Concerto for trumpet in D major
  6. La Statira, opera: Vien con nuova orribil guerra, for soprano, 2 trum
  7. Sonata à 5 with trumpet, G. 7
  8. Alla tromba dellla fama, for soprano, trumpet, strings & continuo in C major
  9. Il Barcheggio, for 3 voices, trumpet, 2 violins & continuo: Sinfonia
  10. Griselda, opera in 3 acts, RV 718: Agitata da due venti, for soprano, strings and con
  11. Sonata for 2 Trumpets, strings & Continuo in D major

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