Baroque Trumpet and Strings
This CD features sonatas and suites by Corelli, Torelli, Telemann, Purcell and Handel and rarely heard sonatas by Molter, Grossi and Biber recorded here for the first time.
Supported by some of Australia's finest baroque string and keyboard players, Freeman has created a musically and historically valuable CD.
A foremost specialist in virtuoso baroque trumpet playing, Anna's musicianship and exceptional technique have earned her an international reputation for the interpretation of music from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Anna Freeman has held the position of Professor for Trumpet and Wind Chamber Music at the “Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, Aachen Campus” Germany since 1999. In Aachen she teaches modern and historic trumpets, instrumental and pedagogy didactic, as well as chamber music and chamber music didactic for winds and brass.
“... 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 a Quattro in D major, WoO 4 Archangelo Corelli
Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D Georg Philipp Telemann
Sonata a 5, Op. 3: No. 11 Andrea Grossi
Sonata in D major Carl Biber
Sonata in D major, G7 Giuseppe Torelli
Concerto No. 2, MWV IV, 13 Johann Melchior Molter
Sonata in D major, Z 850 Henry Purcell
Sonata in C major Carl Biber
Sonata in D major, G1 Giuseppe Torelli
Suite in D major, HWV 341 George Frideric Handel
- Linda Kent · organ
- Anna Freeman · 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.