Flute Concertos

Flute Concertos
Artist Various artists
Format 12 CD
Cat. number 95490
EAN code 5028421954905
Release June 2017

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A wonderful selection of concertos and other works featuring the flute from the 18th and 19th centuries, this box showcases 14 composers who championed the flute, each in their own way, with refined and idiomatic music for the instrument. Vivaldi and Alessandro Scarlatti (father in the musical Scarlatti family) were active during the 1720s, an era of transition from the end-blown recorder to the more powerful and easily tuned side-blown transverse flute common today. The works in this set by Scarlatti include concertos for both, while the modern flute is the star of the remaining music, from Vivaldi’s complete Op.10 concertos through to the fine F minor concerto by Büchner, a 19th-century German composer active in Russia.

C.P.E Bach, Benda and Quantz all served in the court of Frederick the Great – a gifted amateur flute player who demanded works for his instrument from the musicians in his employ – and this accounts for the great contribution these three composers made to the repertoire. From later in the 18th century we have the inventive and idiomatic flute music of Mozart, along with that of several of his contemporaries, Germans Danzi and Hoffmeister, the Bohemian Rosetti, and the Frenchman Devienne, whose worthy music was thankfully revived in the 1960s by Jean-Pierre Rampal. Joining Büchner in the 19th century are the Italian Mercadante and Swiss-born Du Puy who was active in Scandinavia. Both noted opera composers, their sense for breath and melodic line no doubt informed their fine flute music.

Soloists of international calibre and renown perform with equally noteworthy ensembles in recordings spanning four decades: from Patrick Gallois’s recent outings in Sweden (Devienne) and Finland (Mercadante) and Ginevra Petrucci’s renditions of Du Puy and Büchner with Milan’s acclaimed Pomeriggi Musicali to timeless interpretations from Johannes Walter and the Staatskapelle Dresden (Mozart), Machiko Takahashi with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, and Hungarian virtuosos András Adorján (Benda, Danzi) and János Szebenyi (Hoffmeister, Rosetti).
Authentic performance is also represented in this 12CD set, with Mario Folena joining Vivaldi specialists Federico Guglielmo and L’Arte dell’Arco, and Federico Maria Sardelli and Ugo Galasso soloing on both flute and recorder with Modo Antiquo – all on period instruments. Iceland’s Nordic Affect period ensemble features Georgia Browne in flute music by Abel, who wrote his chamber works for his pioneering London subscription concerts, organised with his friend J.C. Bach.

Another special feature in this treasure box of flute gems is Mary Oleskiewicz’s world premiere recording on Baroque transverse flute of four concertos by Quantz, a composer synonymous with the flute for his important contributions to the instrument’s pedagogy, technology and repertoire.

This 12 CD set contains a generous collection of solo concertos for the most popular of wind instruments, the flute.
Traversing more than two centuries the collection presents concertos by the great Baroque Masters Vivaldi, C.P.E. Bach and Alessandro Scarlatti, continuing into the classical era with concertos by Abel, Mozart, Benda, Danzi, Hoffmeister, Rosetti and Quantz, and finally arriving in the romantic era with Devienne, Mercadante, Dupuy and Büchner.
Performed by world famous flutists such as Patrick Gallois, András Adorján and Ginevra Petrucci.
A treasure trove of the known and lesser known, a feast of sparkling, melodious and brilliant flute concertos for both the serious collector and the classical starter!

Recorded between 1975 and 2014.
Contains liner notes by Philip Borg-Wheeler.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F Major, RV 433: I. Allegro
  2. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F Major, RV 433: II. Largo
  3. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F Major, RV 433: III. Presto
  4. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439: I. Largo
  5. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439: II. Presto – Largo
  6. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439: III. Presto
  7. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439: IV. Largo
  8. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Minor, RV 439: V. Allegro
  9. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 428: I. Allegro
  10. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 428: II. Largo
  11. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in D Major, RV 428: III. Allegro
  12. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Major, RV 435: I. Allegro
  13. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Major, RV 435: II. Largo
  14. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Major, RV 435: III. Allegro
  15. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F Major, RV 434: I. Allegro ma non tanto
  16. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F Major, RV 434: II. Largo cantabile
  17. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in F Major, RV 434: III. Allegro
  18. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Major, RV 437: I. Allegro
  19. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Major, RV 437: II. Largo
  20. Antonio Vivaldi: Flute Concerto in G Major, RV 437: III. Allegro

Disk 2

  1. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Concerto in G Major, WK 50: I. Allegro
  2. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Concerto in G Major, WK 50: II. Adagio
  3. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Concerto in G Major, WK 50: III. Presto
  4. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Sonata in C Major, WK 123: I. Adagio
  5. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Sonata in C Major, WK 123: II. Allegro
  6. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Sonata in C Major, WK 123: III. Vivace
  7. Carl Friedrich Abel: Trio Sonata in G Major, WK 80: I. Vivace
  8. Carl Friedrich Abel: Trio Sonata in G Major, WK 80: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  9. Carl Friedrich Abel: Trio Sonata in G Major, WK 80: III. Menuetto
  10. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Sonata in E Minor, WK 125: I. Adagio
  11. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Sonata in E Minor, WK 125: II. Allegro
  12. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Sonata in E Minor, WK 125: III. Vivace
  13. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Concerto in E Minor, WK 47: I. Allegro
  14. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Concerto in E Minor, WK 47: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  15. Carl Friedrich Abel: Flute Concerto in E Minor, WK 47: III. Allegro
  16. Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphony in C Major, WK 2: I. Allegro assai
  17. Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphony in C Major, WK 2: II. Andantino
  18. Carl Friedrich Abel: Symphony in C Major, WK 2: III. Allegro

Disk 3

  1. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 164: I. Allegretto
  2. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 164: II. Largo e mesto
  3. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in B-Flat Major, Wq. 164: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 22: I. Allegro
  5. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 22: II. Un poco andante
  6. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute Concerto in D Minor, Wq. 22: III. Allegro di molto
  7. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in E-Flat Major, Wq. 165: I. Allegro
  8. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in E-Flat Major, Wq. 165: II. Adagio ma non troppo
  9. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Concerto in E-Flat Major, Wq. 165: III. Allegro ma non troppo

Disk 4

  1. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: I. Grave
  2. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: II. Allegro
  3. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: III. Minuet
  4. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: I. Moderato
  5. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: II. Fuga
  6. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: III. Largo
  7. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: IV. Andante
  8. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Minor: V. Andante
  9. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: I. Allegro
  10. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: II. Largo
  11. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: III. Fuga
  12. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: IV. Piano
  13. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: V. Allegro
  14. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: I. Allegro
  15. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: II. Adagio
  16. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: III. Fuga
  17. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: IV. Largo
  18. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in D Major: V. Allegro
  19. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: I. Allegro
  20. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: II. Fuga
  21. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: III. Largo
  22. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in G Minor: IV. Allegro
  23. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: I. Adagio
  24. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: II. Fuga
  25. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: III. Largo
  26. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in C Major: IV. Allegro
  27. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: I. Andante
  28. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: II. Allegro
  29. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: III. Veloce
  30. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: IV. Lento
  31. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Minor: V. Allegro
  32. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: I. Vivace
  33. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: II. Allegro
  34. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: III. Grave
  35. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in F Major: IV. Allegro
  36. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: I. Allegro
  37. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: II. Fuga
  38. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: III. Adagio
  39. Alessandro Scarlatti: Concerto in A Major: IV. Andante

Disk 5

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313: I. Allegro maestoso
  2. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313: II. Adagio non troppo
  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in G Major, K. 313: III. Rondo. Tempo di menuetto
  4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in D Major, K. 314: I. Allegro aperto
  5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in D Major, K. 314: II. Andante ma non troppo
  6. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Concerto in D Major, K. 314: III. Allegro
  7. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C Major, K. 315

Disk 6

  1. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in E Minor, LII.4: I. Allegro con brio
  2. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in E Minor, LII.4: II. Un poco andante
  3. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in E Minor, LII.4: III. Presto
  4. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in A Major, LII.15: I. Allegretto
  5. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in A Major, LII.15: II. Adagio
  6. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in A Major, LII.15: III. Vivace, ma non troppo presto
  7. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in A Minor, LII.16: I. Allegretto, ma non troppo
  8. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in A Minor, LII.16: II. Affetuoso, ma con spirit
  9. Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in A Minor, LII.16: III. Vivace, scherzando

Disk 7

  1. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 1 in G Major, Op. 30: I. Allegro
  2. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 1 in G Major, Op. 30: II. Larghetto
  3. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 1 in G Major, Op. 30: III. Allegro moderato
  4. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 31: I. Allegro
  5. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 31: II. Larghetto non troppo
  6. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 31: III. Polacca
  7. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 42: I. Allegro
  8. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 42: II. Andante
  9. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 42: III. Allegretto
  10. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Op. 43: I. Larghetto – Allegro
  11. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Op. 43: II. Larghetto
  12. Franz Danzi: Concerto No. 4 in D Major, Op. 43: III. Allegretto

Disk 8

  1. Franz Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto in D Major, GroF 440: I. Allegro brillante
  2. Franz Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto in D Major, GroF 440: II. Adagio
  3. Franz Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto in D Major, GroF 440: III. Rondo
  4. Antonio Rosetti: Concerto I in G Major, C23/III:11: I. Allegro
  5. Antonio Rosetti: Concerto I in G Major, C23/III:11: II. Adagio con espressione
  6. Antonio Rosetti: Concerto I in G Major, C23/III:11: III. Rondo. Allegro moderato
  7. Antonio Rosetti: Concerto in D Major, C17/III:16: I. Allegro assai
  8. Antonio Rosetti: Concerto in D Major, C17/III:16: II. Adagio
  9. Antonio Rosetti: Concerto in D Major, C17/III:16: III. Rondo

Disk 9

  1. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in A Minor, QV5:238: I. Allegretto
  2. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in A Minor, QV5:238: II. Arioso ma non troppo
  3. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in A Minor, QV5:238: III. Rondo. Allegretto ma non tanto
  4. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in G Major, QV5:165: I. Allegretto
  5. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in G Major, QV5:165: II. Arioso
  6. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in G Major, QV5:165: III. Presto
  7. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in C Minor, QV5:38: I. Allegro
  8. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in C Minor, QV5:38: II. Lento
  9. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in C Minor, QV5:38: III. Vivace
  10. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in D Minor, QV5:81: I. Allegro e con spirit
  11. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in D Minor, QV5:81: II. Arioso
  12. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in D Minor, QV5:81: III. Vivace

Disk 10

  1. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 1 in D Major: I. Allegro
  2. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 1 in D Major: II. Adagio
  3. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 1 in D Major: III. Rondo. Allegretto
  4. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major: I. Allegro
  5. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major: II. Adagio
  6. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major: III. Rondo. Allegretto
  7. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 3 in G Major: I. Allegro
  8. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 3 in G Major: II. Romance
  9. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 3 in G Major: III. Rondo. Allegretto
  10. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 4 in G Major: I. Allegro
  11. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 4 in G Major: II. Romance
  12. François Devienne: Flute Concerto No. 4 in G Major: III. Rondo. Moderato

Disk 11

  1. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 57: I. Allegro maestoso
  2. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 57: II. Largo
  3. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 57: III. Rondò russo. Allegro giusto
  4. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 4 in G Major: I. Allegro maestoso
  5. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 4 in G Major: II. Largo espressivo
  6. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 4 in G Major: III. Polacca brillante
  7. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 49: I. Allegro maestoso
  8. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 49: II. Largo
  9. Saverio Mercadante: Concerto No. 1 in E Major, Op. 49: III. Polacca brillante

Disk 12

  1. Edouard du Puy: Concerto in D Minor: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Edouard du Puy: Concerto in D Minor: II. Andante
  3. Edouard du Puy: Concerto in D Minor: III. Rondo
  4. Ferdinand Büchner: Flute Concerto in F Minor, Op. 38: I. Allegro
  5. Ferdinand Büchner: Flute Concerto in F Minor, Op. 38: II. Andante
  6. Ferdinand Büchner: Flute Concerto in F Minor, Op. 38: III. Allegro