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David Elton plays Haydn

15 March, 2022

Bright and uplifting.

Hear the dazzling finale of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, performed by Sydney Symphony Principal Trumpet, David Elton.

Written at a time when changes to the design of the trumpet were allowing trumpet players to do things that were previously impossible, Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto was written to show off the skills and abilities of the soloist.

And that’s exactly what it does, allowing our brilliant Principal Trumpet, David Elton, to shine, demonstrating his beautiful tone and astonishing control.

In the finale, the “orchestra” – here, masterfully covered by pianist Benjamin Kopp – opens with a bright and buoyant melody. The high spirits continue with the entrance of the trumpet, who shines in the punchy and virtuosic music that follows.

You can hear David Elton perform Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto live from 30 March–2 April in our performances of Mozart & Schubert at Sydney Town Hall.

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