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TORELLI / HANDEL / ALBINONI / GABRIELI: Baroque Trumpet Concertos

Artist(s) Tewinkel, Sebastian, Conductor • South West German Chamber Orchestra, PforzheimReiner, Thomas, trumpet
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.570501
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The development of the piccolo trumpet has made it possible to tackle both original Baroque trumpet repertoire and transcriptions of works originally intended for oboe, with which it has a comparable tube length. Included here are examples of original trumpet repertoire from composers such as Torelli and Gabrielli working at the Basilica of S. Petronio in Bologna, and by Fasch and Telemann, together with apt transcriptions of oboe compositions by Albinoni and Handel.


Review By David Denton,Naxos,September 2007

Strange to describe the disc as ‘Baroque Trumpet Concertos’ when none of the works could truly be given that title. Still trumpet players will gladly purloin anything that is going, and Thomas Reiner is one of Europe’s most distinguished exponents of the instrument. Purists will complain that Albinoni is badly served as the transcription from oboe to the bright baroque trumpet leaves the work sounding nothing like that which the composer created. But the main problem here is that the disc’s title inevitably places the trumpet right at the fore with the orchestra somewhat behind, and with the difference in volume between oboe and trumpet, any hope of the intended dialogue between the solo instrument and stings in this, the Handel or the



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