Ferdinand Ries: Complete Flute Quartets / Toon Fret, Oxalys

Release Date: 3/8/2011
Label: Fuga Libera
Catalog Number: FUG576
Composer: Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

CD
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$27.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
The magnificent Oxalys ensemble, led by Toon Fret at the flute, puts forward an absolute discovery: for the first time in recording history here are the complete quartets with flute by Ferdinand Ries, this great contemporary of Beethoven. He had been his pupil and was long pushed into oblivion by the shadow of his master. One of the most famous musicians of his time, Ries combines classical contours with romantic elements in these works, in an elegant and spiritual fashion which can be considered his trademark. Supporting the volubile parts for the flute, he wrote dense and inventive scores for the strings. A true declaration of love for chamber music!
Works on This Recording
1. Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello in D minor, WoO 35/1 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
Period: Classical
2. Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello in G major, WoO 35/2 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
3. Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello in A minor, WoO 35/3 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
4. Quartet for Flute and Strings in C major, Op. 145 no 1 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
Period: Classical
5. Quartet for Flute and Strings in E minor, Op. 145 no 2 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
Period: Romantic
6. Quartet for Flute and Strings in A major, Op. 145 no 3 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer: Toon Fret (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Oxalys
Period: Romantic
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