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Track(s) taken from CDH55349

Concerto for trumpet, three oboes, bassoon and continuo in C major


The King's Consort, Robert King (conductor)
Recording details: January 1990
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: December 1991
Total duration: 8 minutes 43 seconds

Cover artwork: In the gardens of the Villa Pamfili, Rome by John Robert Cozens (c1752-1797)
Allegro moderato  [4'57]
Affettuoso  [1'54]
Presto  [1'52]


'Delightful' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Delightful … played with vivacity and finesse' (Gramophone)

'What a breath of fresh air! Played as they should be and never have been 'til now. This recording is a complete delight, a small pattering of allegros and adagios that purr as happily as a spring rain' (The Magic Flute, USA)
With the Concerto in C for trumpet, three oboes, bassoon and continuo we have an unusual work. There is no information concerning the occasion for which this concerto might have been written, but we can guess that it was probably for an outdoor occasion, where a solo trumpeter and the local oboe band might have lent musical colour to a festive occasion. Certainly the trumpeter must have been a good player, but Albinoni gives equally demanding solo ‘breaks’ to the first oboe and the obbligato bassoon. No one would suggest that this is music of greatness—though it is certainly tuneful—but it presents an unusual and fascinating tone colour.

from notes by Robert King © 1990

Le concerto en ut pour trompette, trois hautbois, basson et continuo est inhabituel. On ignore pour quelle occasion ce concerto a pu être écrit, mais on peut supposer qu’il s’agissait d’une fête en plein air, à laquelle une trompette solo et l’orchestre de hautbois local auront ajouté une couleur musicale. Le trompettiste devait être un excellent instrumentiste, mais Albinoni donne aussi des «breaks» solos également exigeants au premier hautbois et au basson obligé. Sans aller jusqu’à qualifier cette musique de grande—bien qu’elle soit assurément mélodieuse—elle a un timbre insolite et fascinant.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert King © 1990
Français: Elisabeth Rhodes

Mit dem Konzert in C für Trompete, drei Oboen, Fagott und Continuo haben wir ein ungewöhnliches Konzert. Es gibt keine Information über den Anlaß, zu dem dieses Konzert geschrieben worden sein könnte. Aber wir können annehmen, daß es wahrscheinlich eine Gelegenheit im Freien war, wo ein Solo-Trompeter und die örtliche Oboen-Gruppe eine festliche Veranstaltung mit musikalischer Untermalung versehen haben könnten. Sicherlich muß der Trompeter ein guter Spieler gewesen sein, aber Albinoni versieht die erste Oboe und das obligate Fagott mit gleichermaßen anspruchsvollen Stellen. Niemand würde behaupten, daß dies’ erhabene Musik von Erhabenheit ist—obwohl sie sicherlich klangvoll ist—aber sie bietet eine ungewöhnliche und faszinierende Klangfarbe.

aus dem Begleittext von Robert King © 1990
Deutsch: Christoph Dohrmann


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