Karg-Elert - Complete Works for Flute | Naxos 857326970

Karg-Elert - Complete Works for Flute

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 857326970

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 28th April 2014



Karg-Elert occupies a remarkable niche in the history of German music. He is best known for his compositions for organ and harmonium, but this first recording of his complete works for flute reveals a completely individual voice.

The ground-breaking Sonata in B flat, Op.121 stretches virtuosity to the instrumentís limits, the Suite pointillistique is exquisitely colourful and the Sonata appassionata romantically expressive.

Each work, not least the challenging Caprices, reflects Karg-Elertís kaleidoscopic imagination, and represents a significant body of music for the flute in the twentieth century.

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