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Flute Concertos from Vienna / Grossinger


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555076  
Composer:  Georg Christoph WagenseilGiuseppe BonnoFlorian Leopold GassmannGeorg Matthias Monn
Performer:  Sieglinde Größinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Klingekunst
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Our first collaborative project with Klingekunst and the ensemble’s soloist and leader Sieglinde Größinger presents 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 economy measures, the new empress suspended the Read more operation of the court orchestra and then offered its services to interested parties. However, the artistically marginalized musicians did not accept defeat when these unexpected developments put them in an existentially precarious position. No longer obliged to serve and obey a court aesthetic, they delighted in experimentation with new styles and forms of expression. The revolutionary character of these exciting times very much may be viewed as preparation for the Viennese classical period. Moreover, the flute now became a solo instrument for use in the orchestra and concert performances. Until about 1740 it was only rarely employed and then merely for additional tone color, but now it first enjoyed its share of spotlight. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute in G Major by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Performer:  Sieglinde Größinger (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Klingekunst
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
2.
Concerto for Flute in G Major by Giuseppe Bonno
Performer:  Sieglinde Größinger (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Klingekunst
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
3.
Concerto for Flute in C Minor by Florian Leopold Gassmann
Performer:  Sieglinde Größinger (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Klingekunst
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
4.
Concerto for Flute in B-Flat Major by Georg Matthias Monn
Performer:  Sieglinde Größinger (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Klingekunst
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 
5.
Concerto for Flute in D major, WV 342 by Georg Christoph Wagenseil
Performer:  Sieglinde Größinger (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Klingekunst
Period: Classical 
Written: Austria 

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