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Hotteterre: Complete Music for Flute & Basso Continuo


Release Date: 05/25/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95511  
Composer:  Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony MillanGuillermo PeñalverMaría Alejandra Saturno PérezAntonio Campillo
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When spirits are low, the music of Jacques-Martin Hotteterre is sure to raise them. Now the most celebrated member of a distinguished family of flute makers and players, he paid his way into the French royal court through his father’s well-rewarded success, and became ‘grand hautbois du roy’. In turn he passed the post on to his son, who married the daughter of the organist Balbastre. Even taking into account the prolific output of his contemporary Boismortier, there is surely no more dazzling and uplifting Baroque music composed for the flute and recorder than the suites of Hotteterre which are presented here complete in new recordings, led by the Madrid-based musician Guillermo Peñalver: the sessions took place in the magnificent Read more chapel of San Lorenzo in the city’s Escorial Palace. Several quicker movements present the soloist with considerable technical challenges. The Allemande of the Third Suite appears to imitate waterfalls from the fountain in the gardens of Saint-Cloud through descending arpeggios. Yet the virtuosity is always lightly worn in Hotteterre, never written for the sake of sheer display but always to charm and delight the listener. Within the same suite is one of his most beautiful pieces, Le Plaintif; a simple rondeau with subtle, imperceptibly entangling ornamentation. In addition to the suites, Peñalver presents several brief flute solos, and then the two extraordinary Préludes in which Hotteterre sums up and condenses all of his skill, artistry and science. While nominally cast in D major and G minor, each of them moves through every key belonging to their respective scales in a remarkable feat of compositional ingenuity, introducing abundant changes of mood and character along the way: so much for the commonplace idea of the French Baroque as a polished idiom as orderly as the courtly etiquette which accompanied it. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Suite no 1 in D major by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708/1715; France 
2.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Suite no 4 in E minor by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708/1715; France 
3.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Suite no 3 in G major by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708/1715; France 
4.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Suite no 5 in E minor by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
5.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Suite no 2 in G major by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708/1715; France 
6.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Ecos for Flute solo by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708/1715; France 
7.
Première livre de pièces, Op. 2: Pieces a 2 flutes by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), Tony Millan (Harpsichord),
Antonio Campillo (Flute)
8.
L'Art de préluder, Op. 7: Preludes (2) in G minor by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1719; France 
9.
Première Suite de pieces a deux dessus by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
10.
Airs et Brunettes: Pourquoy, doux rossignol by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1721; France 
11.
L'Art de préluder, Op. 7: Prelude in D major by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1719; France 
12.
Airs et Brunettes: Air de Mr Lambert "Goutons un doux repos" by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1721; France 
13.
Deuxième livre de pièces, Op. 5: Suite no 4 in B minor by Jacques Hotteterre
Performer:  Tony Millan (Harpsichord), Guillermo Peñalver (Baroque Flute), María Alejandra Saturno Pérez (Viola Da Gamba)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; France 

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