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Mozart: Complete Music for Flute & Orchestra / Most, Odense Symphony

Release Date: 06/15/2018 
Label:  Bridge   Catalog #: 9502  
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bridge's new Complete Mozart Flute & Orchestra album features the Odense Symphony Orchestra and their principal flautist, Rune Most, performing on a wooden flute. The recording, made in the acoustically superb Carl Nielsen Hall, includes the two flute concertos, the rondo, and perennial Mozart favorite, the Concerto for Flute and Harp. Rune Most began his studies at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense with Karl Lewkovitch. Later came studies with Professor Lóránt Kovács in Budapest, and in 1990 he made his debut from the soloist class of the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen, where he had studied with Toke Lund Christiansen. Today Rune Most is solo flautist with the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Read more teaches at the Carl Nielsen Academy of Music in Odense. Over the years music has taken him to South America, China, Russia and many countries in Europe as a chamber musician and soloist. As a soloist and chamber musician he has recorded several albums of, among other things, Danish and South American music. Read less

Customer Reviews

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 Engaging, fresh performances January 8, 2019 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "A quick check on Arkivmusic.com revealed over 80 releases of Mozart's flute concertos in print. So why should anyone pay attention to this release? Simple -- the quality of the performances. Rune Most offer fresh insights into these well-known works. Most plays a modern wooden flute. Its smooth, mellow sound is close to what Mozart was familiar with. But these are not early music performances. The Odense Symphony Orchestra is a modern orchestra, with a modern orchestral sound. The blend with the wooden flute is an interesting one and makes these works seem more intimate, somehow. The wooden flute also blends beautifully with the harp in Mozart's double concerto, K. 299. Together the soloists create a sound that's like the soft glow of candlelight. Most performs his own cadenzas for the two flute concertos. These make his performances truly personal, and all the more engaging. He knows how best to show off his instrument while being faithful to Mozart's material. There are over 80 competing recordings of this music. I'd easily place this collection within the top ten." Report Abuse
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