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Des Konigs Flotenmeister - Quantz: Flute Concertos

Theuns / Buffardins
Release Date: 06/19/2012 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24258   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Frank Theuns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Buffardins
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A large proportion of the compositional output of Johann Joachim Quantz has been preserved up to the present day, in particular the works written for the crown prince and subsequent King Frederick II. The approximately 281 surviving flute concertos form the most substantial group of works alongside vocal music, several orchestral works, trio and quartet sonatas and around 184 sonatas for transverse flute and basso continuo. The majority of the concertos were created specifi cally for Frederick II and took the stylistic preferences of the royal flute pupil into consideration. These works show that Quantz was able to blend the wide palette of impressions gained from his teachers and his extensive travels to Italy, France and England to form a Read more highly individual style. Performances of works by Quantz in contemporary musical practice have a particular significance as it is possible to adhere to the preserved authentic performance instructions and technical indications originating from the composer himself to a greater extent than with the majority of eighteenth century composers. What is more, the tonal quality and functionality of the transverse flutes manufactured by Quantz also display an impression of his tonal ideal: all aspects which can communicate far more than would be possible to convey in words. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute no 262 in G minor, QV 5 no 196 by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Frank Theuns (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Buffardins
Period: Baroque 
2.
Concerto for Flute no 193 in A minor, QV 5 no 236 by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Frank Theuns (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Buffardins
Period: Classical 
3.
Concerto for Flute no 38 in D minor, QV 5 no 86 by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Frank Theuns (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Buffardins
4.
Concerto for Flute no 84 in G major, QV 5 no 173 by Johann Joachim Quantz
Performer:  Frank Theuns (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Buffardins

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto in G minor, QV 5:196: I. Allegro di molto, ma con brio
Flute Concerto in G minor, QV 5:196: II. Larghetto
Flute Concerto in G minor, QV 5:196: III. Presto
Flute Concerto in D minor, QV 5:86: I. Allegretto
Flute Concerto in D minor, QV 5:86: II. Siciliana
Flute Concerto in D minor, QV 5:86: III. Presto
Flute Concerto in A minor, QV 5:236: I. Allegro di molto ma con spirito
Flute Concerto in A minor, QV 5:236: II. Andantino
Flute Concerto in A minor, QV 5:236: III. Piu tosto moderato ma gustoso
Flute Concerto in G major, QV 5:173: I. Allegro assai
Flute Concerto in G major, QV 5:173: II. Lento
Flute Concerto in G major, QV 5:173: III. Vivace

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