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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67266
Recording details: January 2001
Blackheath Concert Halls, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ben Turner
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: September 2001
Total duration: 9 minutes 55 seconds

'A pioneering and generous enterprise deserving plaudits galore' (Gramophone)

'The stylish and spirited playing soon engages 21st-century ears' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Much of the repertoire on this release has been explored before, but few have distinguished themselves as well as Crispian Steele-Perkins. The performances are top-notch' (Fanfare, USA)

Trumpet Concerto in C, MH60

Adagio  [5'14]
Allegro molto  [4'41]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Michael Haydn (1737–1806), Joseph’s younger brother, was Konzertmeister and Organist to the Archbishop of Salzburg. His Trumpet Concerto in C (MH60) was composed in 1763 for an unidentified trumpeter of unusual virtuosity. Scored for trumpet, two flutes, strings and harpsichord continuo, its opening movement is a re-working of a violin concerto (MH52) written circa 1760–62 in Grosswardein. The trumpet is taken to stratospheric heights—to its 21st harmonic—notes which are only obtainable by a player of exceptional ability. The solo trumpet part is interwoven with that of the flutes, showing that even in post-Baroque times the trumpet could still be played with exquisite subtlety. The faster, second movement, more conventional in its form, finds the trumpet skipping around playfully in its highest register.

from notes by H C Robbins Landon & Crispian Steele-Perkins © 2001

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