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Music for the Royal Fireworks / Balsom Ensemble

Balsom,Alison
Release Date: 07/31/2020 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 537006  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelJohann Sebastian BachHenry PurcellGeorg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Alison Balsom
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With an album of celebration, both joyful and solemn, trumpeter Alison Balsom again declares her love for the baroque era, which she calls 'the golden age of the trumpet'. Joining Handel's exuberant 'Music for the Royal Fireworks' are works by two other German-born composers - JS Bach and Telemann - and by the London-born Henry Purcell.

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REVIEW:

The album’s real gold lies in its two D major solo trumpet works by Purcell and Telemann: the ravishingly soft and lyrical solemnity Balsom brings to the opening Adagio of Telemann’s first Trumpet Concerto; the suppleness she brings to the Purcell Sonata’s outer movements and the luminous, clean-toned sobriety of its strings-only Adagio.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351 by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1749; London, England 
2.
Sonata for Trumpet and Strings in D major, Z 850 by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1694; England 
3.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Trumpet in D major, TV 51 no D 7 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1714; Eisenach, Germany 
5.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 1, Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 9, Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 54, Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 24, Herrscher des Himmels by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 5, Wie soll ich dich empfangen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
11.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 64, Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Funeral Music for Queen Mary by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alison Balsom (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Balsom Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1695; England 

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