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Baroque Music For Trumpets / Marsalis, Leppard, English Co


Release Date: 10/18/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 92620   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiGeorg Philipp TelemannJohann PachelbelMichael Haydn,   ... 
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording represents a tour de force on the part of all concerned, so much so that the entire text of the booklet is devoted to explaining how it was accomplished. There is one concerto for solo trumpet (Michael Haydn), one for two (Vivaldi RV537), two (Telemann, in B flat and D) and an arrangement of the ubiquitous Canon of Pachelbel for three, and Biber's Sonata in A major for no less than eight trumpets, but Marsalis is the only trumpeter present. There is nothing new in over-dubbing—the jazz guitarist Les Paul did spectacular things with it in the 1950s, but in the realm of art-music Marsalis must have earned a place in the Guinness Book of Music, aptly aided by Telemann, who is already in there. I leave you to read about it and to Read more marvel at the sheer skill of it all. If any living trumpet player is in more awesome command of his instrument than Marsalis I do not know who it might be; all things seem possible to him, and easily at that. Ivan March noted (1/86) a certain lack of lyrical warmth in his playing and I must agree with him; jazz musicians often feel constrained to be on their best behaviour when 'crossing the tracks' but I find even his jazz playing cerebral rather than emotionally stirring, so that is probably just the way he is—and it shows just a little in the slow movement of the Haydn. However, the programme has much to do with ceremonial magnificence (coupled in the Biber with stunning spatial antiphony) and sheer virtuosity, both present in abundance and delivered with wonderful roundness of tone, free from aggressive brassiness and any sense of strain, as an ex-trumpet player it frightens me to death! The recording is superb in its quality, balance and sense of space, making this a 'must' for anyone who does not actually hate the trumpet.

-- John Duarte, Gramophone [6/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas's Church, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Raymond Leppard 
2.
Concerto for 3 Trumpets in B flat major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas's Church, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Raymond Leppard 
3.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas's Church, London, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Raymond Leppard 
4.
Concerto for Trumpet in D major by Michael Haydn
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1764; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas's Church, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Raymond Leppard 
5.
Concerto for 3 Trumpets in D major, BD 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas's Church, London, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Raymond Leppard 
6.
Sonata for 8 Trumpets and Timpani "Sancti Polycarpi" by Heinrich Ignaz Biber
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Raymond Leppard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  St. Barnabas's Church, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Raymond Leppard 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Wynton Marsalis goes Baroque September 28, 2013 By Melanie M. (Pembroke Pines, FL) See All My Reviews "I am not a very good music reviewer, but I do enjoy listening to music. And Wynton Marsalis plays each trumpet note as if hearing a trumpet for my first time. His music moves into another dimension of Baroque style music that I have not before appreciated. With each movement, his trumpet plays full sounds....deep, broad....3-dimensional.....with Baroque innuendo's so playful and alive. Each time I play the disk, I hear something new, perhaps hidden before. I hope you enjoy this disk as much I did. I look forward to hearing/reading other listener's interpretation of this marvelous piece of music." Report Abuse
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