Michala Petri

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Born: July 7, 1958; Copenhagen, Denmark  
Michala Petri is one of few recorder players in the world to manage making a highly successful career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber player. She often appears in concert with her husband Lars Hannibal, a guitarist and lutenist. Earlier in her career, Petri performed as part of the Petri Trio with her harpsichordist mother Hanne and cellist brother David, then as part of a duo with her mother. Petri's repertory is extensive, especially in Read more the Baroque realm with works by J.S. Bach, Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, Corelli, Sammartini, and many others. But she also plays music from later periods, including recorder concertos by Malcolm Arnold and contemporary Canadian composer Gary Kulesha, and many other works written specifically for her. In addition, she has regularly performed numerous transcriptions of compositions by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Kreisler, and a spate by Scandinavian composers: Grieg, Alfven, Nielsen, Bull, and many others. Petri has made over 30 recordings spread over several labels, including Philips, RCA, Sony, DG, and OUR Recordings.

Michala Petri was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 7, 1958. She first played the recorder at three, and then began lessons at five. 1969 was a pivotal year for the young artist: her concerto debut took place in Tivoli that year and she also began studies in Hanover at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Theater under Ferdinand Conrad.

Petri enjoyed great success performing in the trio with her mother and brother throughout the 1970s, and from 1981 she played in a duo with her mother. Petri's first recording dates to 1975, but she first achieved international acclaim with the 1980 Philips recording of Six Flute Concertos, Op. 10, by Vivaldi.

In 1992 Petri formed a duo with her husband Lars Hannibal. By this time she had made over 20 recordings and was an international star. The two have since conducted many successful tours abroad, including to the U.S., Japan, and throughout Europe, and they have appeared on several recordings together.

In 1995 Petri was awarded the rank of Knight of Dannebrog by the Queen of Denmark, and in 2000 Petri was given Denmark's most prestigious music award, the Leonie Sonning Music Prize.

Petri's very full 2009 concert schedule included tours of Denmark, Sweden, England, Germany, Greece, Mexico, and the U.S. Among her newer recordings is the 2008 CD on OUR Recordings of Mozart flute quartets. Read less

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Composers

Biography

Born: July 7, 1958; Copenhagen, Denmark  
Michala Petri is one of few recorder players in the world to manage making a highly successful career as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber player. She often appears in concert with her husband Lars Hannibal, a guitarist and lutenist. Earlier in her career, Petri performed as part of the Petri Trio with her harpsichordist mother Hanne and cellist brother David, then as part of a duo with her mother. Petri's repertory is extensive, especially in Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Preludio: Vivace
II. Corrente: Allegro
III. Sarabande: Largo
IV. Giga: Allegro
I. Preludio: Largo
II. Giga: Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Tempo di Gavotta: Allegro
I. Preludio: Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Vivace
V. Gavotta: Allegro
I. Preludio: Largo
II. Allemanda: Allegro
III. Sarabanda: Largo
IV. Giga: Allegro
I. Preludio: Adagio
II. Allemanda: Allegro
III. Sarabanda: Largo
IV. Gavotta: Allegro
V. Giga: Allegro
I. Vivace
II. Largo
III. Allegro
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Vivace
I. Triste
II. Allegro
III. Andante
IV. Vivace
I. Cantabile
II. Allegro
III. Grave
IV. Vivace
I. Affettuoso
II. Presto
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Lento
III. Vivace
I. Prelude: Adagio ma poco con moto
II. English Dance: Allegro molto
III. Lament: Adagio
IV. Burlesca alla Rumba: Allegro giocoso
V. Pavane: Lento
VI. Introduction and Cadenza: Andante sostenuto
VII. Tarantella: Presto con fuoco
I. Affettuoso
II. Presto
III. Grave
IV. Allegro
I. Andante - Presto
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Menuet I-II
I. Larghetto affetuoso
II. Allegro
III. Grave - Allegro assai
I. (Corrente)
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Andante sostenuto
II. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
III. Rondo Militaire
I. Allegro e non presto
II. Adagio
III. Allegro
I. Preludio
II. Scherzo
III. Aria
IV. Finale
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro molto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo
I. Andante
II. Tempo di menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Theme and Variations
I. Theme and Variations: Andante
II. Menuetto
III. Rondo: Allegretto grazioso
Bordel 1900
Cafe 1930
Night-club 1960
concert d'aujourd'hui
1. Preludio (Largo)
2. Giga (Allegro)
3. Adagio
4. Tempo di Gavotta (Allegro)
Larghetto
Andante
Adagio
Presto
Sonata in A Minor: Larghetto
Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Sonata in C: Larghetto
Allegro
Larghetto
A tempo di gavotta
Allegro
Sonata in F: Larghetto
Allegro
Alla siciliana
Sonata in B-Flat: Allegro
Adagio
Allegro
Sonata in D Minor: Largo
Vivace
Presto
Adagio
Alla breve
Andante
A tempo di minuet
Handel: Trio Sonata for Recorder, Violin and Continuo in F, Op.2, No.4, HWV 389 - 1. Larghetto
Handel: Trio Sonata for Recorder, Violin and Continuo in F, Op.2, No.4, HWV 389 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Trio Sonata for Recorder, Violin and Continuo in F, Op.2, No.4, HWV 389 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Trio Sonata for Recorder, Violin and Continuo in F, Op.2, No.4, HWV 389 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Trio Sonata for Recorder, Violin and Continuo in F, Op.2, No.4, HWV 389 - 5. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in G minor, Op.1, No.2, HWV 360 - 1. Larghetto - Adagio
Handel: Recorder Sonata in G minor, Op.1, No.2, HWV 360 - 2. Andante
Handel: Recorder Sonata in G minor, Op.1, No.2, HWV 360 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Recorder Sonata in G minor, Op.1, No.2, HWV 360 - 4. Presto
Handel: Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op.1, No.4, HWV 362 - 1. Larghetto (Adagio)
Handel: Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op.1, No.4, HWV 362 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op.1, No.4, HWV 362 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Recorder Sonata in A minor, Op.1, No.4, HWV 362 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in C major, Op.1, No.7, HWV 365 - 1. Larghetto - Adagio
Handel: Recorder Sonata in C major, Op.1, No.7, HWV 365 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in C major, Op.1, No.7, HWV 365 - 3. Larghetto
Handel: Recorder Sonata in C major, Op.1, No.7, HWV 365 - 4. A tempo di gavotta
Handel: Recorder Sonata in C major, Op.1, No.7, HWV 365 - 5. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in F major, Op.1, No.11, HWV 369 - 1. Larghetto
Handel: Recorder Sonata in F major, Op.1, No.11, HWV 369 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in F major, Op.1, No.11, HWV 369 - 3. Alla siciliana
Handel: Recorder Sonata in F major, Op.1, No.11, HWV 369 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Recorder Sonata in B flat major, HWV 377 - 1. (Allegro)
Handel: Recorder Sonata in B flat major, HWV 377 - 2. Adagio
Handel: Recorder Sonata in B flat major, HWV 377 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G, BWV 1049 - 3. Presto
1. Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro molto
1. Allegro
2. Siciliano
3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV 1047 - 3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Grave
3. Allegro
1. Larghetto - Adagio
2. Andante
3. Adagio
4. Presto
1. Larghetto (Adagio)
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Allegro
1. Larghetto - Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Larghetto
4. A tempo di gavotta
5. Allegro
1. Larghetto
2. Allegro
3. Alla siciliana
4. Allegro
1. (Allegro)
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
1. Largo
2. Vivace
3. Presto
4. Adagio
5. Alla breve
6. Andante
7. A tempo di menuet
1. (Allegro)
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Andante - 3. Presto


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