Hoffmeister Flute Concertos

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3 (2017)

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:29 min | 297 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

Francois Devienne performed as an orchestral bassoonist and flautist but rose to fame as an operatic composer. His greatest achievement, however, lies in his sequence of Flute Concertos, of which this is the final volume. Despite his failing health, the four works on this recording demonstrate the hallmark combination of melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity that characterizes Devienne’s flute concertos and are among the most attractive of their time. Concerto No. 10 is one of his masterpieces, distinguished equally by the beauty of its thematic material and its confident, cohesive musical structure.
Sharon Bezaly - Aram Khachaturian & Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016)

Aram Khachaturian & Einojuhani Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016)
Sharon Bezaly, flutes; São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Enrique Diemecke, conductor
Lahti Symphony Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | # BIS-SACD-1849 | Time: 01:19:10

Flutist Sharon Bezaly has dazzled listeners and critics all over the globe, even being called “God’s gift to the flute.” With almost 40 releases to her name, her wide-ranging discography includes both standard repertoire and selections written specifically for her. This release is owed to two fellow world-class flutists, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Gunilla von Bahr. Rampal was the flutist who arranged Aram Khachaturian’s virtuosic violin concerto for the flute, at the suggestion of the composer. “Dances with the Winds,” Einojuhani Rautavaara’s 1974 composition, is dedicated to Gunilla von Bahr. Rautavaara’s “Dances with the Winds,” is an interesting addition, as the first and last movements are scored for bass flute, while the second movement is written for piccolo, and the third for alto flute. In a later revision, the composer replaced the bass flute with the alto. Bezaly includes both versions on this recording.

Emmanuel Pahud - Ibert, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at May 17, 2017
Emmanuel Pahud - Ibert, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos (2003)

Emmanuel Pahud - Ibert, Khachaturian: Flute Concertos (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:03:57 | 282 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog: 5 57563 2

When the majority of flute concertos are lightweight, it is not surprising that leading flautists are keen to expand the repertory, adapting more ambitious works. That is how, on the suggestion of the composer himself, Jean-Pierre Rampal in 1968 came to prepare a brilliant transcription of Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto recorded here by Emmanuel Pahud. A soft-grained flute could hardly cut through orchestral textures in the concert-hall in the way a violin can, but on disc careful balancing without focusing on the solo instrument too aggressively has produced a successful result.
Emmanuel Pahud, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Trevor Pinnock - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2016)

Emmanuel Pahud, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Trevor Pinnock - C.P.E. Bach: Flute Concertos (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 66:42 | 341 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Warner Classics | Catalog: 0825646276790

One of the more puzzling remarks about the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach came from Mozart, who said that anyone who listened closely would realize his debt to the German composer. That seemed unlikely, given that Mozart only rarely availed himself of the Sturm und Drang ("storm and stress") style of C.P.E.'s keyboard music. But listen to this release by flutist Emmanuel Pahud and you'll get an idea of what Mozart was talking about. It's not just that the flute concertos are basically galant in style, not Sturm und Drang. It's a certain nervous energy that makes the flute bloom rapidly out of squarish themes and keeps you guessing as to what's coming next.

Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Flute Concertos (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 15, 2017
Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Flute Concertos (2005) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Sharon Bezaly - Mozart: Flute Concertos (2005)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Covers | 2.58GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC tracks 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Covers | 971MB + 5% Recovery

Izrael-born Sharon Bezaly (who now lives in Sweden) has rightly risen to the top of her field with silky performances like this one which seemed universally rated highly by the music press (Gramophone, ClassicsToday, etc). Her repertoire extends to many Scandanavian composers who have written several flute concertos for her marvelously refined technique (she was a student of Aurele Nicolet). On this recording she plays a 24k instrument custom-made for her by Muramatsu Japan.
Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2017)

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:46 min | 288 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017

French composer François Devienne enjoyed great esteem with his successful operas in the Revolutionary years of 1792-97, but it was as a composer for wind instruments that he has won his place in musical history. The four Flute Concertos in volume 2 of the complete set show a combination of melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity that characterises much of his work. Especially notable in this respect is No. 6 in D major, a compositional tour de force, rich in thematic material and panache, and one of the finest wind concertos of its epoch.[
Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2017)

Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:06:53 | 153 MB
Label: Naxos | Release Year: 2017

One of the most prominent solo flutists in the post-Rampal era, Patrick Gallois studied with Jean-Pierre Rampal and Maxence Larrieu at the Paris Conservatory, where at age 19 he won first prize. He immediately became principal flutist in the orchestra of Lille, the major city nearest his hometown, and in 1977 he moved to the principal position in the French National Orchestra, where he remained until 1984. After that, he pursued an increasingly successful career as a soloist, although he also founded his own chamber orchestra, the Académe de Paris, in 1990, and since then has served as a guest conductor with orchestras around Europe.
Juliette Bausor - Mozart & Nielsen: Flute Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Juliette Bausor - Mozart & Nielsen: Flute Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 55:37 min | 993 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Signum Records | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

For her debut concerto recording, 2014 ECHO ‘Rising Star’ Juliette Bausor performs works for flute and orchestra by Mozart and Nielsen, with Royal Northern Sinfonia and conductor, Jaime Martin.
Sharon Bezaly - Khachaturian & Rautavaara: Flute Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Sharon Bezaly - Khachaturian & Rautavaara: Flute Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 & 96 kHz | 79:06 min | 978 MB | Digital booklet
Label: BIS | Tracks: 11 | Rls.date: 2016

Flutist Sharon Bezaly has dazzled listeners and critics all over the globe, even being called Gods gift to the flute. With almost 40 releases to her name, her wide-ranging discography includes both standard repertoire and selections written specifically for her. This release is owed to two fellow world-class flutists, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Gunilla von Bahr. Rampal was the flutist who arranged Aram Khachaturians virtuosic violin concerto for the flute, at the suggestion of the composer.
Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Neapolitan Flute Concertos (2010) (Repost)

Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici - Neapolitan Flute Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 00:58:51 | 358 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: 67784

The program presented on this release is one more typically found on small labels specializing in the Baroque era than on the major and sonically sumptuous Hyperion label, but for those who enjoy the virtuoso instrumental music of the Baroque it will live up to its surroundings. Naples in the middle of the 18th century was the largest city in Italy and one of the 10 largest in the word. Then as now, Naples attracted distinguished visitors with its scenic surroundings, but it was a hot, chaotic place from which creative people departed if they could. Of the big three Neapolitan opera composers, Leonardo Leo, Leonardo Vinci, and Niccolò Jommelli, only Jommelli is represented here. It's hard to detect traces of their novel operatic styles in these flute concertos, which are nicely oriented toward solo display without losing a sense of overall balance.