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Cimarosa, Stamitz, Salieri: Concertos For Flute And Oboe


Release Date: 06/04/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 416359   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico CimarosaAntonio SalieriCarl Stamitz
Performer:  Aurèle NicoletHeinz Holliger
Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A cheerful little record, this, of three lightweight works played most exquisitely by very distinguished artists. In fact I am not sure that the chief distinction doesn't emanate from the orchestra: it is a while, as it happens, since I have heard the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and they seem to be playing here better than ever—sweet string tone, pure intonation, finely moulded phrasing, impeccably precise ensemble. Of the three works, the Cimarosa, written for two flutes (in which form it has several times been recorded), is the most attractive for its fluency, its melodiousness (the finale is a real charmer) and its elegant musical form; the Salieri seems by comparison rather carefully devised, though of course it has plenty of Read more entertaining music. Carl Stamitz's piece takes itself more seriously, trying to be symphonic and taking less trouble about being tuneful—though the warm, galant slow movement makes very pleasing listening. The recorded sound is clear and true.

-- Stanley Sadie, Gramophone [6/1986]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concertante for Flute and Oboe in G major by Domenico Cimarosa
Performer:  Aurèle Nicolet (Flute), Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
2. Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major by Antonio Salieri
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774; Vienna, Austria 
3. Concerto for Flute and Oboe in G major by Carl Stamitz
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor:  Kenneth Sillito
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Classical 

Sound Samples

Concerto in C for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra: 1. Allegro spiritoso
Concerto in C for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra: 2. Largo
Concerto in C for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra: 3. Allegretto
Concertante for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra in G - Arr. Heinz Holliger: 1. Allegro
Concertante for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra in G - Arr. Heinz Holliger: 2. Largo
Concertante for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra in G - Arr. Heinz Holliger: 3. Rondo (Allegretto ma non tanto)
Concerto in G for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra: 1. -
Concerto in G for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra: 2. Adagio
Concerto in G for Flute, Oboe, and Orchestra: 3. Rondo

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