Hoffmeister Flute Concertos

Sieglinde Größinger & Ensemble Klingekunst - Wagenseil, Bonno, Gassmann & Monn: Flute Concertos (2017)

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.
Tatjana Ruhland, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR & Alexander Liebreich - Reinecke: Flute Concertos & Sonatas (2017)

Tatjana Ruhland, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR & Alexander Liebreich - Reinecke: Flute Concertos & Sonatas
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 62:05 min | 257 MB
Label: CPO | Tracks: 13 | Rls.date: 2017

Tatjana Ruhland has been described as the Paganini of the flute, and since her debut at New Yorks Carnegie Hall she has been revered as one of todays most prominent flautists. In this release she dedicates herself to Carl Reineckes chamber and concertante flute compositions, all of which he composed during the second half of his life. Along with the Undine Sonata op. 167 for flute and piano, today his most frequently performed work, the recording features the two concertante works written by him when he was over eighty years old. Here the initial dominance of stylistic elements associated with Mendelssohn has yielded to a tonal language that is both electrifying and highly individual. Reineckes music is diatonic in design but so strongly pervaded by semitones and suspensions that it also continues to flow.
Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: Flute Concertos & Recorder Concertos (2002)

Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra - Vivaldi: Flute Concertos & Recorder Concertos (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 524 Mb | Total time: 60:03+60:20 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMX 2907340.41 | Recorded: 1988, 1991

When the German transverse flute found its place in Italy and was accepted by the Catholic church as a suitable replacement for the proscribed recorder, Antonio Vivaldi took to it with great enthusiasm. His flute concertos mark a point of departure, coming after he had completed his 40 bassoon concertos and virtually all of the string concertos. Although some of these pieces were reworkings of material previously composed for recorder, Vivaldi came to capitalize on new techniques he learned from Ignazio Siber, the flute instructor at the Ospedale della Pietà. Of Vivaldi's 15, the 7 flute concertos presented here were freshly written for the instrument. Each has a distinct character and the levels of virtuosity vary between them, but all are charming and rank among Vivaldi's freshest compositions. The most famous of these works is the expressive Concerto in D major, nicknamed "Il Gardellino," the only one of the flute concertos to be published in Vivaldi's lifetime. Flutist Janet See plays with a chaste tone, at times suggestive of the recorder's sound but more focused and controlled, especially in rapid passages. The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, under Nicholas McGegan's direction, gives delicate support and transparent accompaniment to set off See's buoyant performance.
(Blair Sanderson)
Emmanuel Pahud - Revolution - Flute Concertos by Devienne, Gianella, Gluck & Pleyel (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Emmanuel Pahud - Revolution - Flute Concertos by Devienne, Gianella, Gluck & Pleyel (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 73:04 minutes | 1.32 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Widely recognised as the finest flautist performing on the world stage today, Emmanuel Pahud has joined forces with the Kammerorchester Basel for his new album of flute concertos by composers from the time of the French Revolution. The album, to be released early March, reveals how the form and the instrument underwent their own musical revolution during this tumultuous period.
James & Jeanne Galway, London Mozart Players - Hommage a Rampal - Devienne, Cimarosa: Flute Concertos (2001) (Repost)

James & Jeanne Galway, London Mozart Players - Hommage a Rampal - Devienne, Cimarosa: Flute Concertos (2001)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 53:30 | 313 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BMG | Catalog: 63701

It comes as no surprise that, a year after Rampal's death, James Galway should dedicate a disc to him. After all, Galway has always cited the Frenchman as his true mentor - and it was with Rampal that Galway first spied a golden flute. The recording actually happened over a year before Rampal died but appropriately enough contains concertos by the French Classical composer François Devienne, of whose music Rampal was a noted interpreter.
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.