Baroque Trumpet and Strings
Arguably one of Australia's finest Baroque trumpeters, Paul Plunkett's latest CD features sonatas and suites by Corelli, Torelli, Telemann, Purcell and Handel and rarely heard sonatas by Molter, Grossi and Biber.
Supported by some of Australia's finest baroque string and keyboard players, Plunkett has created a musically and historically valuable CD.
Paul Plunkett has established an outstanding international reputation as a trumpet soloist and teacher. Some of his greatest acclaim has come from his baroque trumpet playing, a field in which he is one of the finest exponents. In his native land Australia, he has performed as a soloist with many of its symphony orchestras and performed regularly as guest Principal Trumpet and Soloist with the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
“Plunkett plays beautifully with sensitivity to the style.”
— Historic Brass Society Newsletter
“The very best recording available of the natural trumpet.”
— Summit Records, USA
- Allegro, e spiritoso
Sonata in D major Archangelo Corelli
Concerto in D major Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata a 5, Op. 3, No. 1 Andrea Grossi
Sonata in D major Carl Biber
Sonata (G7) Giuseppe Torelli
Concerto 2 Johann Melchior Molter
Sonata in D major Henry Purcell
Sonata in C major Carl Biber
Sonata (G1) Giuseppe Torelli
Sonata in D major George Frideric Handel
- Linda Kent · organ
- Paul Plunkett · baroque trumpet
- Julie Hewison · 1st violin
- Lucinda Moon · 2nd violin
- Miriam Morris · cello
- Jenny Ingram · viola
Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713) was a great violinist and composer of music for the violin and other stringed instruments. His influence on violin playing was considerable, leading to the great Italian school of violinists, which included several of his pupils.
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) was a German Baroque composer and multi-instrumentalist. Almost completely self-taught in music, he became a composer against his family's wishes.
Henry Purcell was an English organist and Baroque composer of secular and sacred music. Although Purcell incorporated Italian and French stylistic elements into his compositions, his legacy was a uniquely English form of Baroque music.
George Frideric Handel was a German-British Baroque composer, famous for his operas, oratorios, and concertos. Handel's music was well known to such later composers as Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.