Movement 1: Allegro
Movement 2: Larghetto
Movement 3: Vivace
All three movements are of unusually fine musical quality. The first movement is a good example of the style brought on by the transition of music from the Baroque to the Classical era; the strings set out the melodies and the trumpet follows with its own distinctive flair. The ensuing ‘Larghetto’ is especially beautiful, giving unusually long and sustained phrases to the soloist; Hertel’s sensuous accompanying harmonies are sublime. The final, lively ‘Vivace’ is of extreme technical difficulty, presenting the soloist with demanding passagework in the uppermost reaches of the instrument.
from notes by H C Robbins Landon & Crispian Steele-Perkins © 2001