Habsburg Music For Two Trumpets

Jean-Francois Madeuf; Julian Zimmermann; Barbara Konrad; The Rossetti Players

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Format: CD

Cat No: ACC24393

Release Date:  26 January 2024

Label:  Accent

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4015023243934

Genres:  Classical  Baroque  

  • Description

    The trumpet had a special place in art music in the 17th century, as it was reserved exclusively for the emperor and the high nobility and was forbidden to the commoners and lower classes. Gradually, the trumpet began to be used in church services on special occasions. In addition to the imperial Habsburg court in Vienna, the ecclesiastical bishops of Kremsier and Salzburg were musical centers where high-quality trumpet music was created.

    The trumpeterJean-Francois Madeuf and his colleague Julian Zimmermann have researched the archives of these centers and present works for two (or four) trumpets by Schmelzer, Bertali, Biber, Rittler, Vejvanovsky and Richter.

    The special thing about this is that they use pure natural trumpets - quite historically - without the auxiliary holes that appeared in the 1960s in order to be able to play some difficult semitones better. They are accompanied by the ensemble The Rossetti Players under the direction of Barbara Konrad.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata con Arie a 5 Viol: et 4 Trombe Col Timpano per libito
      • 2. Antonio Bertali: Sonata Sublationis (1665)
      • 3. Anonymous: Sonata a 6
      • 4. Johann Heinrich Schmelzer: Sonata a 4 Amabilis
      • 5. Sonata a 4
      • 6. Philipp Jakob Rittler: Balleti [sic] a 8 (1675)
      • 7. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Duo No. V
      • 8. Pavel Josef Vejvanovsky: Sonata Sancti Mauritii (1666)
      • 9. Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber: Sonata a 5 No. VII
      • 10. Antonio Draghi: Sinfonia avanti il Santissimo Sepolcro: Il Terremonto (1682)
      • 11. Ferdinand Tobias Richter: Sonata a 7 (1689)