CPE Bach - Flute Concertos | Warner 2564627679

CPE Bach - Flute Concertos


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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564627679

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 4th November 2016



Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Kammerakademie Potsdam


Trevor Pinnock


Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Flute Concerto in A minor, Wq166
Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq22
Flute Concerto in G major, Wq169


Emmanuel Pahud (flute)
Kammerakademie Potsdam


Trevor Pinnock


Emmanuel Pahud returns to music written for ‘The Flute King’ with these three concertos by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (1714-88), who spent nearly 30 years on the musical staff at the court of Frederick the Great, a powerful monarch and a highly accomplished flautist. Pahud, the long-standing principal flautist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, is joined by Kammerakademie Potsdam, directed from the harpsichord by Trevor Pinnock.

Several works by CPE Bach feature on Emmanuel Pahud’s Warner Classics album The Flute King, comprising music written for Frederick, which was released in 2011 to this response from International Record Review: “Pahud can equally lay claim to the title of ‘The Flute King’ … [He] demonstrates a flexibility of phrase that arises naturally from the architectonics of the music rather than being imposed on it by a 'personality'. Despite the modern flute, his ornamentation and articulation are thoroughly idiomatic and chime with his period-instrument collaborators' crispness of attack and cleanly expressive shifts in colour.”


Don’t expect to be soothed by this disc, ... because Pahud’s performances [are] urgent, direct, effortlessly virtuoso to the nth degree, always lyrical and awash with conviction, these are readings that will keep you on your toes. ... Add the crack team of Pinnock and the Kammerakademie Potsdam (and Pahud’s chamber moments with them are every bit as ear-grabbing as the flashy stuff), and what you have here is a disc of properly exciting CPE Bach.  Charlotte Gardner
Gramophone November 2016
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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