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Carnival In Venice - Touvron, Scimone, I Solisti Veneti


Release Date: 12/28/2011 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 61815   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carlo TessariniRenato BelliniTomaso AlbinoniGiuseppe Tartini,   ... 
Performer:  Guy Touvron
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

On the subject of musical arrangements, I am somewhat ambivalent. While no one would dream of exhibiting a Titian or a Watteau covered with a light pink, transparent plastic, much less rearrange the figures in the scene, we readily change the coloration and even the format of musical works without a thought. On the other hand, sometimes they reveal aspects of the work you wouldn't have otherwise noticed. (Walter/Wendy Carlos offered up such a revelation for me in the third Brandenburg concerto.) That doesn't necessarily happen here, but I did find the program and the performances quite enjoyable. Still, with all the unrecorded original trumpet music on hand (Torelli, for example), I wonder at the need for programs like this.
Read more /> For the record the headnotes above reflect the music as played and noted. The Bellini and Corelli seem to be the real McCoy, but the Tessarini, Albinoni, and Tartini are arrangements by Jean Thilde, a musician who did a lot of this sort of thing in the first half of this century. While no credit is given for the transcription, the "Benedetto" Marcello Concerto in C Minor was originally an oboe concerto by Alessandro Marcello in D Minor. Ever since old man Bach transcribed this work for unaccompanied harpsichord, it has been up for grabs. "The Carnival of Venice" by Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-89) as arranged by one G. Herbillon has an evocative opening, but then goes into off-key accompaniment, a device popular in the middle of this century. The sound is excellent and the disc recommended to those so inclined.

Nils Anderson, FANFARE [5/1994]
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Flute/Trumpet and Strings in D major by Carlo Tessarini
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
2. Concerto in E flat major by Renato Bellini
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
3. Concerto for Trumpet in B flat major "San Marco" by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4. Concerto for Trumpet in D major by Giuseppe Tartini
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
5. Concerto for Trumpet in C minor by Benedetto Marcello
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Italy 
6. Sonata a quattro for Trumpet, 2 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major, WoO 4 by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
7. Variations for Trumpet on "Carnival of Venice" by Jean-Baptiste Arban
Performer:  Guy Touvron (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 

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