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Wolfgang Bauer Consort
Musique baroque à la Cour Royale

Giuseppe Torelli ~ Sonata in D, G 1
for Trumpet, 2 Violins, Viola and B.C.

Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Concert in A Major
for Oboe d'amore, Strings and B.C.

Alessandro Stradella ~ Sinfonia avanti il Barcheggio
for Trumpet, 2 Violins, Viola and B.C.

Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Sonata No. 3
for Violin and Harpsichord

Johann Seb. Bach ~ Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
for Trumpet, Violins, Flute, Oboe, Strings and B.C.

Bernhard Krol ~ Sanssouci-Trio
for Piccolo-Trumpet, Cello und Harpsichord

A concert recording from the church of the World Heritage Site
Monastery Maulbronn

 Audio CD, DDD, Duration: c. 70 Minutes
KuK 76, ISBN 3-930643-76-6, EAN: 42 6000591 016 2
Copyright by K&K Verlagsanstalt anno 2001

The Performance

The Wolfgang Bauer Consort was founded in 1994. Its primary occupation is the performance of authentic Baroque chamber music pieces. The English Baroque term "Consort" accurately describes an ensemble comprising one or two soloists and a continuo of cello and harpsichord. The Consort's open structure provides the fundament for the comprehensive array and musical diversity of this performance in the monastery church, whose outstanding acoustics and atmosphere are able to document the complete range of Baroque virtuosity. An addition is the Sanssouci Trio, a work written by Bernhard Krol especially for the Wolfgang Bauer Consort. The piece underlines the flexibility and power of musical expression of this traditional ensemble in many genres, up to and including contemporary compositions.

Wolfgang Bauer, the winner of, among others, the Munich ARD competition, is one of the leading international trumpet soloists. He is a professor at the Stuttgart University of Music and Performing Arts and has had consecutive engagements as solo trumpeter with the Munich Philharmoniker, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Bavarian Radio's Symphony Orchestra.

Together with the basso continuo (figured bass), Thomas Strauss on harpsichord and Clemens Weigel on cello, the three form the basis of the Consort who are joined by two or three high strings, depending on the piece. Sebastian Hamann, the first concert master of the Frankfurt Opera and professor in Lucern has performed as soloist with, among others, the Opéra de la Bastille and the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra. He can be heard here as first violin and as soloist on Johann Sebastian Bach's Sonata no. 3. Ingrid Albert from the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra on the viola and the violinists Verena Sommer, Gerhard Urban with Thomas Jauch, the solo contrabassist for the Bavarian State Opera, Munich, round off, depending on the piece, the needs of the string section. Ingo Goritzki, professor at the Stuttgart Conservatory and soloist with many orchestras and chamber music ensembles such as Villa Musica and the Stuttgarter Bläserakademie, can be heard here as oboe soloist on the Bach Concert in A Major. The multiaward winning flautist, Heidrun Laukemann, performed regularly for four years with the German Symphony Orchestra. Today, she is a freelance teacher and performer.


The Ensemble




Wolfgang Bauer



 Sebastian Hamann




Verena Sommer



Gerhard Urban



Ingrid Albert Viola

Clemens Weigel



Thomas Strauss



 Thomas Jauch


Double Bass


Guest Soloists:


Ingo Goritzki



Heidrun Laukemann





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Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)
Sonata in D, G 1
1. Andante - 2. Allegro - 3. Grave - 4. Allegro
for Trumpet, 2 Violins, Viola and B.C.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Concert in A Major, BWV 1055/R
5. Allegro - 6. Larghetto - 7. Allegro ma non tanto
for Oboe d'amore, Strings and B.C.

Alessandro Stradella (1644-1682)
Sinfonia avanti il Barcheggio (1681)
8. Spiritosa e staccata - 9. Corrente - 10. Canzone - 11. Allegro
for Trumpet, 2 Violins, Viola and B.C.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1016
12. Adagio - 13. Allegro - 14. Adagio ma non tanto - 15. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047
16. Part I - 17. Andante - 18. Allegro assai
for Trumpet, Violins, Flute, Oboe, Strings and B.C.

Bernhard Krol
19.-24. Sanssouci-Trio
"Momente eines königlichen Themas" / "Moments of a royal theme"
for Piccolo-Trumpet, Cello und Harpsichord
composed for the Wolfgang Bauer Consort


The Maulbronn Monastery CD Series

Publishing culture in its authentic form entails for us capturing and recording for posterity outstanding performances and concerts. The performers, audience, opus and room enter into an intimate dialogue that in its form and expression, its atmosphere, is unique and unrepeatable. It is our aim, the philosophy of our house, to enable the listener to acutely experience every facet of this symbiosis, the intensity of the performance. The results are unparalleled interpretations of musical and literary works, simply - audiophile snapshots of permanent value.

The concerts in Maulbronn monastery, which we document with this edition, supply, the ideal conditions for our aspirations. It is, above all, the atmosphere of the romantic, candle-lit arches, the magic of the monastery in its unadulterated sublime presence and tranquillity that impresses itself upon the performers and audience of these concerts. Renowned soloists and ensembles from the international arena repeatedly welcome the opportunity to appear here - enjoying the unparalleled acoustic and architectural beauty of this World Heritage Site (monastery church, cloister gardens, lay refectory, etc.), providing exquisite performances of secular and sacred music.

Under the patronage of the Evangelical Seminar, the Maulbronn Monastery Cloister Concerts were instigated in 1968 with an abundance of musical enthusiasm and voluntary leadership. Within the hallowed walls of the classical grammar and boarding school, existent for more than 450 years, some of society's great thinkers, poets and humanists, such as Kepler, Hölderlin, Herwegh and Hesse received their first impressions.

The youthful elan, the constructive participation of the pupils, continuing the tradition of their great predecessors, constructs an enlightened climate in which artistic ambitions can especially thrive. Twenty-five concerts take place between May and September. Their success can be largely attributed to the many voluntary helpers from near and far. There is a break for winter.

Flourishing culture in a living monument, created for the delight of the live audience and, last but not least, you the listener, are the ideals we document with this series.

Andreas Otto Grimminger & Josef-Stefan Kindler