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Mozart: The Flute Quartets / Hyde-Smith, Cummings String Trio


Release Date: 05/31/2019 
Label:  Claudio   Catalog #: CR3603-2  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Hyde-Smith
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings String Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Christopher Hyde-Smith has continued to remain one of the world’s leading flautists since his debut at the Royal Festival Hall in London. He toured Russia with Benjamin Britten and has worked with Casals, Galway, Tortelier, and Stravinsky. There are compositions dedicated to him by Alwyn, Dodgson, Horovitz, Mathias, Metcalf, and Rawsthorne. A recording artist of international acclaim, his future plans include a programme with Jane Dodd (Harpsichord) entitled Flute Music of Bach Claudio and Flute Music of France Claudio. Since its London debut in 1975, the Cummings String Trio (Diana Cummings - violin, Luciano Iorio — viola, Geoffrey Thomas — cello) has enjoyed enormous success and has established itself as an ensemble of great international Read more standing, with concerts, broadcasts and records highly praised in Europe, the United States of America and Australia. The Trio has a repertoire of over fifty works, from the 18th century to trios by other distinguished musicians, performing piano, oboe and flute quartets. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 4 in A major, K 298 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Hyde-Smith (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings String Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 3 in C major, K Anh. 171 (285b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Hyde-Smith (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings String Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1782; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 2 in G major, K 285a by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Hyde-Smith (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings String Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Mannheim, Germany 
4.
Quartet for Flute and Strings no 1 in D major, K 285 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christopher Hyde-Smith (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cummings String Trio
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Mannheim, Germany 

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