The Grand Mogul: Virtuosic Baroque Flute Concertos | Naxos 8573899

The Grand Mogul: Virtuosic Baroque Flute Concertos


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573899

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 14th June 2019



The solo concerto emerged in Northern Italy in the first quarter of the 18th century and rapidly became popular across Europe. The five works here demonstrate how concertos for the flute differ in Germany, Italy and France. Outer movements usually retain the virtuosic elements that characterise the concertos of Vivaldi, but the Frenchman Michel Blavet infiltrates an exquisite Gavotte into his work, while Telemann’s superb melodies and rich harmonies are characteristic features of his Flute Concerto in D major. All five works exemplify the Baroque ideal of singing lyricism and passionate expression.

This new release is the third recording of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra for Naxos. Of their first release, The Lully Effect (8573867), wrote: ‘This recording is an unalloyed delight. Let’s not overlook the presence of Barthold Kuijken who has been a vital presence in the baroque music scene for decades.’

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