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J.s. Bach: Sonatas For Flute And Harpsichord; C.p.e. Bach: Flute Concerto

Bach,J.s. / Aitken / Vancouver Chamber Orch
Release Date: 06/11/2013 
Label:  Doremi Records   Catalog #: 6611   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel BachJohann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert AitkenGreta Kraus
Conductor:  John E. Gardiner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute in D minor, Wq 22/H 425 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute)
Conductor:  John E. Gardiner
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Venue:  Live  Vancouver 
Length: 21 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in B minor, BWV 1030 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute), Greta Kraus (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1738; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Toronto 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute), Greta Kraus (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Toronto 
Length: 10 Minutes 17 Secs. 
4.
Sonata in A major, for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1032: Largo e Dolce by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute), Greta Kraus (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Toronto 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
5.
Sonata in A major, for flute and harpsichord, BWV 1032: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Robert Aitken (Flute), Greta Kraus (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1736 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Toronto 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
6.
Partita for Lute in C minor, BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Greta Kraus (Harpsichord), Robert Aitken (Flute)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1737-1741; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1969 
Venue:  Toronto 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 internationally renowned Canadian performers May 28, 2017 By bruce surtees (toronto, ON) See All My Reviews "Canada is blessed with a certain number of outstanding classical musicians of international calibre and reputation. Flutist Robert Aitken is one of them, still enjoying an impressive international career spanning more than fifty years. In addition to his engagements as a flutist, he is a composer, conductor and the founding artistic director of Toronto’s New Music Concerts. Aitken also held the position of professor of flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg, Germany until his retirement in 2004. With more than 60 recordings over the years, his collaborations have included a host of luminaries, including the late, great harpsichordist Greta Kraus. This disc features Aitken and Kraus in live direct-to-disc recordings from 1977 of JS Bach’s Three Sonatas for Flute and Harpsichord BWV1030-1032 and from 1969, the Partita BWV997. Bach composed the partita for lute alone and here Aitken and Kraus play their own transcription. This new CD amply demonstrate Aitken’s supremacy in his field… silky tone, breathtaking virtuosity and fluid pyrotechnics. His always immaculate intonation and artistry communicate the best of the composer to his audience. In the familiar CPE Bach Concerto Wq22, with John Eliot Gardiner conducting The Vancouver Chamber Orchestra, Aitken offers a crisp and enthusiastic performance as fine as any that I’ve heard. Live from 1981, the restored sound is outstanding, as it is on each and every track on this CD" Report Abuse
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