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Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3 / Gallois, Swedish Chamber Orchestra


Release Date: 06/09/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573465  
Composer:  François Devienne
Performer:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Francois Devienne performed as an orchestral bassoonist and flautist but rose to fame as an operatic composer. His greatest achievement, however, lies in his sequence of Flute Concertos, of which this is the final volume. Despite his failing health, the four works on this recording demonstrate the hallmark combination of melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity that characterizes Devienne’s flute concertos and are among the most attractive of their time. Concerto No. 10 is one of his masterpieces, distinguished equally by the beauty of its thematic material and its confident, cohesive musical structure. Patrick Gallois belongs to the generation of French musicians leading highly successful international careers as both soloist and Read more conductor. From the age of seventeen he studied the flute with Jean-Pierre Rampal at the Paris Conservatoire and at the age of 21 was appointed principal flute in the Orchestre National de France, under Lorin Maazel, playing under many famous conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Karl Bohm, Eugen Jochum, and Sergiu Celibidache. He held this post until 1984, when he decided to focus on his solo career, which has subsequently taken him throughout the world. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute no 9 in E Minor by François Devienne
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
2.
Concerto for Flute no 10 in D major by François Devienne
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
3.
Concerto for Flute no 11 in B minor by François Devienne
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: France 
4.
Concerto for Flute no 12 in A minor by François Devienne
Performer:  Patrick Gallois (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: France 

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