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Ruge: Concerto, Sinfonia, Arias & Chamber Music / Casularo, Ensemble Flatus


Release Date: 08/18/2017 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95495  
Composer:  Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Enrico CasularoElena Cecchi FediPatrizia VaccariBenedetto Ciocioloa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this release of Filippo Ruge (1725-1767), Brilliant Classics brings another forgotten name from the Baroque era to the attention of record buyers: there is not another disc of his music in the catalogue, making this an indispensable purchase for all lovers of Italian Baroque. Ruge was a Roman by birth, and a flautist by training: hence the concentration in this survey of his output on works which feature the instrument in a soloistic capacity: not only a G major concerto and sonata but a D major duet, for two flutes, and an arietta in which a pair of sopranos is accompanied by a pair of flutes. The release is completed by a solo soprano aria and a dramatic three-movement sinfonia which concludes with the tone-painting of a violent Read more storm. Ruge was highly regarded in his day, and the lively imagination at work in the pieces on this disc gives ample reason for such admiration. He became a solo flautist at the prestigious series of Concerts Spirituelles in Paris, and his Op.3 collection of concertos was published in London by John Walsh, who handled music by all the significant European composers of the day. After the publication of the set of Duets from which the present D major example is taken, Ruge vanishes from the records; his exact date and location of death are presently unknown. Leader of the Swiss-based Flatus Ensemble, Enrico Casularo also trained in Rome – at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, where he is now a professor of Baroque flute – as a flautist, musicologist and organologist. He has played, recorded, studied and lectured on flute music of the Baroque era for international organisations and produced an authoritative treaty on the history of the transverse flute. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Flute No. 1 in G Major by Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Enrico Casularo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
2.
Son qui per mare ignoto by Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Enrico Casularo (Flute), Elena Cecchi Fedi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
3.
Sonata for Flute in G Major by Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Enrico Casularo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
4.
Vana di tua bellezza by Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Patrizia Vaccari (Soprano), Enrico Casularo (Flute), Benedetto Ciocioloa (Flute),
Elena Cecchi Fedi (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
5.
Duet for 2 Transverse Flutes in D Major by Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Enrico Casularo (Flute), Benedetto Ciocioloa (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
6.
Sinfonia for Strings and Horns "La tempête suivie du calme" by Filippo Ruge
Performer:  Enrico Casularo (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Flatus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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