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Two Flutes - Bach, Kuhlau, Et Al / Graf, Riet, Canino


Release Date: 06/25/2002 
Label:  Claves   Catalog #: 2006   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWilhelm Friedemann BachFriedrich KuhlauGiulio Briccialdi,   ... 
Performer:  Peter-Lukas GrafGaby Van RietBruno Canino
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The beautiful tone and expressive capabilities of the Baroque flute quickly won over composers and audiences, inspiring many superb orchestral and chamber music compositions. But it was major technical and mechanical improvements in the mid-19th century that elevated the flute to one of the most popular instruments during the Romantic period, a popularity that has continued to this day. The man mainly responsible for this notable innovation was Theobald Bohm, a German goldsmith who was likewise a talented flute player at the royal court in Munich. His new instrument was characterized by a system of keys and rings for controlling the opening and closing of the tone holes, and it is essentially this system that is employed in the modern Read more flute. This recording features two of Europe's leading flautists performing duos and trios by composers from over two centuries on modern Bohm flutes. Bach's Trio Sonata is a wonderfully balanced masterpiece whose range of expression extends from witty jest to profound meditation. His eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, combines expressive declamation of the affects with traditional polyphonic linearity in the Duetto in F major. Kuhlau's nickname as the "Beethoven of the flute" is confirmed in his Trio. Briccialdi, on the other hand, was known as the "Paganini of the flute," as is evident in the extremely virtuoso Duo Concertant. Two of the greatest flute virtuosos of their time were the Austrian/Hungarian brothers Franz and Karl Doppler. Their Rigoletto Fantasy is a typical example of the embellished, virtuoso opera paraphrase. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio Sonata for 2 Flutes and Basso Continuo in G major, BWV 1039 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute), Gaby Van Riet (Flute), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  SWR Studio 
Length: 11 Minutes 51 Secs. 
2.
Duet for 2 Flutes in F major, F 57 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Gaby Van Riet (Flute), Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  SWR Studio 
Length: 11 Minutes 36 Secs. 
3.
Grand Trio for 2 Flutes and Piano in G major, Op. 119 by Friedrich Kuhlau
Performer:  Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute), Gaby Van Riet (Flute), Bruno Canino (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1831; Denmark 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  SWR Studio 
Length: 17 Minutes 45 Secs. 
4.
Duo concertant for 2 Flutes in F major, Op. 100 no 2 by Giulio Briccialdi
Performer:  Gaby Van Riet (Flute), Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  SWR Studio 
Length: 15 Minutes 16 Secs. 
5.
Fantasie for 2 Flutes and Piano, Op. 38 "Rigoletto-Fantasie" by Albert Franz Doppler
Performer:  Bruno Canino (Piano), Peter-Lukas Graf (Flute), Gaby Van Riet (Flute)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  SWR Studio 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with Karl Doppler. 

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