Harmonia Podcast #152: German Flute Music from the 18th Century

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February
2011

Telemann Flute Quartets
There’s little to say about this Musica Antiqua Cologne recording, or any of theirs for that matter, that hasn’t already been said. The now defunct German ensemble is one of a handful of Early Music groups that’s had a profound and tangible effect on a younger generation of musicians.

Their 2005 Archiv recording of flute quartets by Georg Philipp Telemann is all class.

Richter Flute Sonatas
When I think of Franz Xavier Richter I can remember only one work of his—a trumpet concerto, decently represented in several modern trumpet player’s discographies.

The recent Naxos label recording of Richter’s flute sonatas (vol. 1) is a delight mainly for two reasons: (1) the composer’s chamber music surprisingly beautiful, and (2) the Finnish trio performing on the CD is world-class (Pauliina Fred, flute, Aapo Häkkinen, harpsichord, and Heidi Peltoniemi, Cello).

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