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Robert "Bahb" Civiletti is a baroque
trumpet artist. This CD is his second. The first was
og the Italian Baroque" featuring "Bahb" and
his group Buccina
The name "Bahb", is the German version
of Robert's nickname Bob. This also explain the title "Bob and Friends"
or as they would say in Germany: "Bahb und Freunde". One of his friends
is the great German baroque player, Friedmann Immer. Immer can be heard
on many recordings of old music, with ensembles like Freiburg Baroque
Orchestra, Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Akademie für Alte Musik in
Berlin, etc. On this recording Immer and Civilette play together
on most of the tracks. The opening track, Fantini's "Sonata a due
Trombe.." is for two trumpets only. Track 8, Antonio Caldera's aria
from the oratorio Assalonne is World Premier. It is scored for soprano,
2 trumpets and organ. The soprano is Claudia Immer and Matthias Nagel
If Caldera is not heard before, there
are many recordings of Telemann's Trumpet Concerto in D Major. Most of
these recordings are done with a modern piccolo trumpet. But this work
was unlike some other baroque works (like Tartini's violin concerto
transcribed for piccolo trumpet) written for a natural trumpet.
It is very refreshing to hear "Bahb"
play this on his long valveless baroque trumpet.
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