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Hoffmeister: Flute Concertos, Vol. 2 / Bruno Meier, Prague Chamber Orchestra)


Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573040   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performer:  Bruno Meier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a formative figure in the musical life of his time and highly regarded as a publisher of famous contemporaries such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The variety and appeal of his own works also made him a popular and renowned composer. As for volume 1 of this series (8.572738), flautist Bruno Meier has created new editions of these previously unknown works. With elegant and catchy themes, substantial proportions, intriguing major/minor contrasts of key and virtuoso solo writing, Hoffmeister satisfied the tastes of his time, finding a perfect balance between grace and artistry. Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a formative figure in the musical life of his time and highly regarded as a publisher of famous contemporaries such as Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The variety and appeal of his own works also made him a popular and renowned composer. As for volume 1 of this series (8.572738), flautist Bruno Meier has created new editions of these previously unknown works. With elegant and catchy themes, substantial proportions, intriguing major/minor contrasts of key and virtuoso solo writing, Hoffmeister satisfied the tastes of his time, finding a perfect balance between grace and artistry. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute no 16 in C major by Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performer:  Bruno Meier (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
2.
Concerto for Flute no 22 in G major by Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performer:  Bruno Meier (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra
3.
Concerto for Flute no 17 in D major by Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Performer:  Bruno Meier (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Prague Chamber Orchestra

Sound Samples

Flute Concerto No. 16 in C Major: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto No. 16 in C Major: II. Adagio
Flute Concerto No. 16 in C Major: III. Rondo
Flute Concerto No. 22 in G Major: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto No. 22 in G Major: II. Adagio
Flute Concerto No. 22 in G Major: III. Rondeau: Allegretto
Flute Concerto No. 17 in D Major: I. Allegro
Flute Concerto No. 17 in D Major: II. Romanza: Poco adagio
Flute Concerto No. 17 in D Major: III. Rondo: Allegretto

Customer Reviews

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 A wonderful set of chamber pieces! October 20, 2015 By William Wemple (Williamsburg, VA) See All My Reviews "I had not known of Hoffmeister, but had heard one of his pieces. This recording is an excellent purchase - the depth and clarity of the recording acoustics themselves, coupled with the light, almost delicate musical tonality and exquisite harmonies of the pieces. It has instantly become one of my favorites." Report Abuse
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