Sieglinde Größinger & Ensemble Klingekunst - Wagenseil, Bonno, Gassmann & Monn: Flute Concertos
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:23 min | 320 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 15 | Rls.date: 2017
CPO's first collaborative project with Klingekunst and the ensemble’s soloist and leader Sieglinde Größinger presents CD premiere recordings of the earliest Viennese flute concertos, which date from the reign of Empress Maria Theresa. The selected concertos by Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Giuseppe Bonno, Florian Leopold Gassmann, and Matthias Georg Monn, heard here on historical instruments, represent a significant contribution to the artistic recovery of the forgotten Viennese music culture of this epoch, a field that is only beginning to be researched. When Emperor Carl VI died in 1740, his successor Maria Theresa inherited a state budget burdened by heavy deficits. Forced to adopt economic measures, the new Empress suspended the operation of the court orchestra and then offered its services to interested parties.