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Reinecke: Harp Concerto, Flute Concerto / Pierre, Gallois


Release Date: 07/25/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557404   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Carl Reinecke
Performer:  Fabrice PierrePatrick Gallois
Conductor:  Patrick GalloisFabrice Pierre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It's hard to believe that Carl Reinecke lived until 1910 (he was born in 1824), writing these two works for flute just a couple of years before his death. Musically speaking he never ventured beyond Mendelssohn and Schumann, but from our vantage point nearly a century later that hardly matters. Without doubt he was a master craftsman, and his Harp Concerto quite possibly is the finest in the repertoire for the instrument. It's beautifully played here by Fabrice Pierre, with refulgent tone, plenty of lively character, and an excellent accompaniment from the Swedish Chamber Orchestra under Patrick Gallois. The Finale-Scherzo is particularly delicious. Pierre takes over the conductor's job for the two flute pieces, which are equally charming Read more and puzzlingly neglected on disc. Gallois certainly has the chops, or should I say "the lips" for them, although his tone is a touch breathier than I prefer. Still, with fine sonics, and at a very attractive price, this disc is a winner.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harp in E minor, Op. 182 by Carl Reinecke
Performer:  Fabrice Pierre (Harp)
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Orebro, Sweden 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Concert Hall, Orebro, Sweden (10/25/2004 - 10/28/2004) 
2.
Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 283 by Carl Reinecke
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Conductor:  Fabrice Pierre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1908; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Orebro, Sweden 
Length: 21 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Concert Hall, Orebro, Sweden (10/25/2004 - 10/28/2004) 
3.
Ballade for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 288 by Carl Reinecke
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Conductor:  Fabrice Pierre
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Orebro, Sweden 
Length: 9 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: Concert Hall, Orebro, Sweden (10/25/2004 - 10/28/2004) 

Sound Samples

Harp Concerto in E minor, Op. 182: I. Allegro moderato
Harp Concerto in E minor, Op. 182: II. Adagio
Harp Concerto in E minor, Op. 182: III. Finale-Scherzo: Allegro vivace
Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283: I. Allegro molto moderato
Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283: II. Lento e mesto
Flute Concerto in D major, Op. 283: III. Finale: Moderato
Ballade, Op. 288

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Superb Light Romantic Concertos May 19, 2013 By Henry S. (Springfield, VA) See All My Reviews "If you enjoy Romantic Era concertos with a touch of Schumann and perhaps Mendelssohn, then this Naxos disk is for you. Carl Reinecke's harp and flute concertos are featured here and are given excellent performances by the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and soloists Fabrice Pierre and Patrick Gallois. The Harp Concerto is notable for its interesting cadenza in the first movement, a gorgeous Adagio (second movement), and the definitive harp statement in the final moments of the third movement to wrap up the concerto. There aren't many harp concertos to choose from throughout the entire world of classical music; thus, this recording is a real treat. The flute concerto is a velvety smooth and lyrical piece of very high quality. Unlike the harp, the flute appears as solo instrument in many concertos by many different composers, and the good news here is that Reinecke's more than holds its own with the very best of them. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra provides outstanding accompaniment, enhancing the solo passages with its disciplined, razor sharp playing, at no time overwhelming the soloists. In my book, this recording is a real winner, and I highly recommend it." Report Abuse
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