Monday 16 February 2015 7.30pm
The Baroque Trumpet
with David Blackadder
West Road Concert Hall, 11 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP
Free AAM Explore pre-concert talk with musician and broadcaster Sandy Burnett
Sinfonias from cantatas 29 (1731), 150 (c.1708) and 249 (1725)
Sonata No.10 in G minor (1676)
Sonata a quattro (1699)
Concerto in C major for two trumpets (1742)
Concerto in D major for three trumpets (1716)
Phone 01223 357851
About this concert
In the 17th and 18th centuries, the art of trumpet playing was dominated by a small number of fearless virtuoso performers. Exploiting the super-high “clarino” register, these flamboyant trailblazers secured lucrative jobs at Europe’s wealthiest courts, inspiring court and civic composers to write ever more astonishing music for them.
AAM principal David Blackadder directs a programme celebrating the power and glory of the baroque trumpet in works from across Europe.