The fabulous trumpet player Haken Hardenberger, accompanied by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Neville Marriner, performs “Famous Classical Trumpet Concertos”. Recording quality is excellent, and the Decca 2 disc set 464 028 is at budget price.
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A recent Hyperion disc, CDA 68068 (full Price), features Alina Ibragimova (violin) and Arcangelo in a number of Bach Violin Concertos. An alternative, budget price CD, has Monica Huggett (violin) and Amsterdam Baroque conducted by Ton Koopman performing Bach’s Violin Concertos in E major and a minor plus the 2 Violin Concerto on Warner Apex 2564 682432.
The English Sinfonia conducted by Howard Griffiths performs an all Holst disc from Naxos 8.570339 (budget price). The couplings are the Brook Green Suite, A Song of the Night, Lyric Movement, Fugal Concerto and Concerto for 2 Violins.
Fauré Neville Marriner conducts the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields on a budget priced CD from Decca 428 3354. The Fauré couplings are the Requiem, Pelléas et Melisande Suite and Cantique de Jean Racine.
A Budget Price Harmonia Mundi disc, HMA 195 1809, includes the three Divertimentos K. 136-138 and the Serenata Notturna. Petra Mullejans conducts the Freiburger Barockorchester, who perform on period instruments.