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The Art Of The Baroque Trumpet Vol 4 / Eklund, Sparf, Tarr


Release Date: 03/14/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554375   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Joseph Arnold GrosMichael HaydnJohann Melchior MolterJohann Wilhelm Hertel,   ... 
Performer:  Niklas EklundUlf Bjurenhed
Conductor:  Edward H. TarrNils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque EnsembleEdward Tarr Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In orchestral music, it seems that there's nothing quite so exciting as a Baroque trumpet player reaching for pure high tones, the instrumental equivalent of a tenor stretching for a high C in opera. Back in the early days of stereo, Roger Voisin brought Baroque works for trumpet to public attention with his series on Kapp records, and since that time more and more able soloists have come forward. Perhaps the best known to the general public is Maurice Andre, who was the trumpet man for the 1980s and '90s. Based on this CD and its three predecessors, it seems that 31-year-old Niklas Eklund might be the lead trumpeter for this coming decade. His technique and tone are absolutely rock solid and sure. After a initial gasp of amazement that he Read more can toss off such difficult music so easily, you can sit back and simply enjoy the results without worry. Though the florid passages are astounding, it is the slow movement of the Michael Haydn concerto that impressed me most. Floating pure clear tones like that above the continuo is virtuoso playing without a safety net, and Eklund excels at it. The orchestra partners its superstar soloist well, as does oboe soloist Ulf Bjurenhed in the transparent and exposed Hertel concerto. The sound is excellent, only one point off for a little congestion in louder tuttis. Volumes 1-3 are listed on the back page of the booklet. If you like this one, you will want those, too.

--Rad Bennett, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Trumpet in D major by Joseph Arnold Gros
Performer:  Niklas Eklund (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Edward H. Tarr,  Nils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
2.
Concerto for Trumpet in C major, MH 60 (P 34) by Michael Haydn
Performer:  Niklas Eklund (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Edward H. Tarr,  Nils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1763; Austria 
3.
Concerto for Trumpet no 2 in D major, MWV 4 no 13/MS 333 by Johann Melchior Molter
Performer:  Niklas Eklund (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Edward H. Tarr,  Nils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
4.
Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe in E flat major by Johann Wilhelm Hertel
Performer:  Niklas Eklund (Trumpet), Ulf Bjurenhed (Oboe)
Conductor:  Edward H. Tarr,  Nils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
5.
Atalanta, HWV 35: Trumpet Overture by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Ulf Bjurenhed (Oboe), Niklas Eklund (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Nils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble,  Edward Tarr Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for 2 Oboes, Trumpet, Strings and Basso continuo in D major, TV 53 no D 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Niklas Eklund (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Edward H. Tarr,  Nils-Erik Sparf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 

Sound Samples

Trumpet Concerto in D major: I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto in D major: II. Andante molto
Trumpet Concerto in D major: III. Allegro molto
Trumpet Concerto in C major, P. 34: I. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto in C major, P. 34: II. Allegro molto
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: I. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: II. Adagio
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: III. Allegro assai
Double Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe in E flat major: I. Allegro
Double Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe in E flat major: II. Arioso
Double Concerto for Trumpet and Oboe in E flat major: III. Allegro
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: I. Largo
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: II. Vivace
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: III. Siciliano
Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D major: IV. Vivace
Atalanta, HWV 35: I. Andante
Atalanta, HWV 35: II. Vivace
Atalanta, HWV 35: III. Andante

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