Classical Trumpet Concertos
This re-release of classical trumpet piece pieces, original and arranged, is taken from a number of Nimbus recordings featuring John Wallace as soloist.
This CD demonstrates that the period after Bach and Handel, far from being barren territory for trumpeters, was the most interesting period in their history, with the final developments in natural trumpet playing co-existing with the first applications of key and valve technology.
"This generous re-release of classical trumpet piece pieces, original and arranged, is taken from a number of Nimbus recordings featuring John Wallace as soloist. The famous Haydn Concerto sounds as bright and forthright now as it did in 1984 with trumpeter and orchestra freshly caught in the spacious Church of All Saints, Tooting. Wallace's technical strength and impish articulation are characterized by crisp tonguing and a strident (if at times fairly uncompromising) trumpet sound in the outer movements, this performance perhaps most clearly reflects Wallace's current profile as an eminent trumpet soloist."