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Con Garbo - Hummel: Sonatas For Flute & Piano / Meininger, Gepp

Hummel / Meininger / Gepp
Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 13042   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Rainer GeppChristiane Meininger
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

According to his biographers, the composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837) left an extensive oeuvre that includes numerous sonatas for flute and piano. That is true, but not altogether. The statement actually ought to be: "... sonatas for piano and flute". That may seem to be splitting hairs, but the reason for the correction becomes immediately evident when one listens to this effervescent new recording by Rainer Gepp (piano) and Christiane Meininger (flute). The piano does not modestly remain in the background and merely accompany the flute, but enjoys equal status with it. Indeed, the two instruments share everything, really make music together. That is of course partly due to the fact that Gepp and Meininger have known one Read more another for a long time and form a brilliantly functioning chamber team. Above all though, it is Hummel's music that must be admired, sounding so fresh in this recording that it is difficult to believe it is some 200 years old. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Violin/Flute and Piano in D major, Op. 50 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Rainer Gepp (Piano), Christiane Meininger (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1810-1814; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2011 
Length: 17 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Flute and Piano in A major, Op. 64 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Rainer Gepp (Piano), Christiane Meininger (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2011 
Length: 13 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Variations for Piano and Fl/Vln in G major on a Romance by Méhul, Op. 14 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Christiane Meininger (Flute), Rainer Gepp (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2011 
Length: 9 Minutes 57 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin/Flute and Keyboard in G major, Op. 2a no 2 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Christiane Meininger (Flute), Rainer Gepp (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792 
Date of Recording: 2011 
Length: 18 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 50: I. Allegro con brio
Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 50: II. Andante
Flute Sonata in D Major, Op. 50: III. Rondo: Pastorale
Flute and Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 64: I. Allegro con garbo
Flute and Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 64: II. Menuetto moderato
Flute and Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 64: III. Rondo
Variations on A Romance by Mehul, Op. 14
Flute and Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 2, No. 2: I. Allegro
Flute and Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 2, No. 2: II. Romanze
Flute and Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 2, No. 2: III. Rondo: Allegro

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