Alessandro Scarlatti: Sinfonia Il Giardino di Amore, Allegro
Alessandro Scarlatti 1660-1725 Sinfonia "Il Giardino di Amore" First Movement Allegro Markus Wuersch, trumpet Peter Solomon, organ Recorded at Catholic Church Stans, Switzerland Cameras, Editing and DVD-Production: Juerg and Marianne Rufer, Sound: Magnon Recording Studio, Paul Niederberger A Dingo and Fox Production © 2008, Markus Wuersch, Peter Solomon Contact: Hochschule der Künste Bern HKB www.hkb.bfh.ch firstname.lastname@example.org Musikhochschule Luzern / HSLU www.hslu.ch/musik email@example.com Markus Wuersch Biography Markus Wuersch was born in 1955 in Emmetten, Nidwalden. He studied trumpet and brass ensemble conducting at the conservatoire in zurich, where he received his degree with honours. He won a competition from Migros, and received the subsequent grant which enabled him to spend a year at the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur in Paris. He also spent time studying at the Northwestern University of Chicago with Vincent Cichowicz, Charles Geyer and at the Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY with Adolphe Herseth (Solotrompeter Chicago Symphony Orchestra). For 14 years, Markus Wuersch held the prestigious post of solo trumpeter at the Tonhalle orchestra, Zurich. In 1995, he spent a year studying in London at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music. There he was taught by Michael Laird and Crispian-Steele Perkins (Baroque-trumpet), Jeremy West (Cornetto/Zink) and Phillip Jones (Ensemble-direction). Markus Wuersch now performs with many chamber orchestras, at home and abroad. He has performed as soloist at the Lucerne festival and with the Tonhalle orchestra. For some years now, he performs almost exclusively on the baroque-trumpet (natural-trumpet) with the ensembles "La Cetra" and I Barocchisti (RSI). Markus is professor of trumpet at the University of Art in Bern and at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Peter Solomon Biography Peter Solomon was born in Plymouth, England in 1953. He studied piano, organ and harpsichord at the Royal College of Music in London, and achieved the highest honours for his degree. After completing his first degree he was awarded several grants, which made it possible for him to further his studies in Paris, London and Cologne. In 1979 he was a runner-up at the international organ competition in St Albans, England. Peter Solomon has been living in Switzerland since 1980, and plays with many of the best orchestras. Since 1997 he has held the post as pianist/organist in the Tonhalle-Orchestra, Zurich. He has performed solos at the Salzburg festival, Lucerne festival and in concerts with many prestigious orchestras, such as the Vienna philharmonic, Berlin philharmonic and "I Musici". He also receives invitations from the USA and the far east. As a sought-after accompanist and chamber musician, Peter Solomon frequently plays in various formations with musicians such as Maurice Andre and Heinz Holliger amoungst others. Peter Solomon appears on many TV, radio, theatre and records. He teaches at the "Musikhochschulen" in Zurich and Lucerne. Alessandro Scarlatti 1660-1725 Alessandro Scarlatti was born in Palermo then part of the Kingdom of Sicily. He is considered the founder of the Neapolitan school of opera. He was the father of two other composers, Domenico Scarlatti and Pietro Filippo Scarlatti. He is generally said to have been a pupil of Giacomo Carissimi in Rome, and there is reason to suppose that he had some connection with northern Italy, since his early works show the influence of Stradella and Legrenzi. The production at Rome of his opera Gli Equivoci nell sembiante (1679) gained him the protection of Queen Christina of Sweden (who at the time was living in Rome), and he became her maestro di cappella. In February 1684 he became maestro di cappella to the viceroy of Naples through the influence of his sister, an opera singer, who was the mistress of an influential Neapolitan noble. Here he produced a long series of operas, remarkable chiefly for their fluency and expressiveness, as well as other music for state occasions.