Kuhlau: Works for Flute and Piano
Friedrich Kuhlau

Kuhlau: Works for Flute and Piano

Marten Root / Richard Egarr

GLO 5180 - 8711525518001

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This is probably the first album with flute works by Friedrich Kuhlau performed on authentic instruments. This feature brings out all the charm, colours, virtuosity and musical pleasure that are characteristic of the compositions of this nowadays rather neglected composer. In his own time he was often referred to as the "Beethoven of the flute" but more than that, he was a very original musician who left a wealth of compelling music. Great composers from a later period, such as Tchaikovsky and Brahms, admired him immensely. We cannot think of more dedicated advocates for these highly spirited works than the renowned flautist Marten Root and his keyboard partner Richard Egarr, primarily known from his many albums as a brilliant harpsichordist, who on this album shows himself also a master of the 19th century fortepiano.
 

Tracklisting
  • 1
    Duo Brillant in D Major, Op. 110, No. 3: I. Allegro Vivace con Energia
    07:49
  • 2
    Duo Brillant in D Major, Op. 110, No. 3: II. Andante con Moto
    03:52
  • 3
    Duo Brillant in D Major, Op. 110, No. 3: III. Rondo. Allegro Assai
    05:12
  • 4
    On the Chorus “Ah! Quand Il Gèle”, Opéra Le Colporteur by Georges Onslow, Op. 98a: Introduction. Maestoso
    02:04
  • 5
    On the Chorus “Ah! Quand Il Gèle”, Opéra Le Colporteur by Georges Onslow, Op. 98a: Rondo. Allegro Vivace
    07:18
  • 6
    Grande Sonate Concertante in A Minor, Op. 85: I. Allegro con Passione
    14:02
  • 7
    Grande Sonate Concertante in A Minor, Op. 85: II. Scherzo. Allegro Assai
    04:41
  • 8
    Grande Sonate Concertante in A Minor, Op. 85: III. Adagio
    09:40
  • 9
    Grande Sonate Concertante in A Minor, Op. 85: IV. Rondo. Allegro poco Agitato
    08:22