1 LP - Amadeo AVRS 6336

VERSAILLES - Klingendes Barock - 3

François Couperin (10.11.1668 - 12.9.1733)

Concerto für 2 Flöten in G-dur 7' 47" A1
- Prélude - Air - Sarabande - Chaconne legere

Nicolas Chedeville, Le Cadet (18. Jh.)

Sonate Nr. 3 für 2 Flöten in c-moll 12' 33" A2
- Prélude - L'Impératrice - La Palatine, Musette - Gavotte allemande/Deuxiéme Gavotte/Menuet allemand - Sarabande - Legerement

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1691-1765)

Concerto für 5 Flöten in D-dur 8' 17" B1
- Allegro - Adagio - Allegro

Louis Hotteterre (18. Jh.)

Sonata in h-moll für 2 Flöten 13' 07" B2
- Duo (Gravement-Gay) - Allemande - Rondeaau, Tendre, Les Tourterelles - Rondeau, Gay - Gigue - Passacaille

- Helmut Riessberger, 1. Flöte (A1, A2, B2)

- Gernot Kury, 2. Flöte (A1, A2, B2)
- Herbert Reznicek, 3. Flöte
- Johann Futschik, 4. Flöte
- Gerhard Perz, 5. Flöte (B1)


Luogo e data di registrazione

Registrazione: live / studio

Edizione LP
AMADEO - AVRS 6336 - (1 lp) - durata 41' 44" - (p) 1966 - Analogico

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By the end of the 17th century France's political ascendancy was on the wane. From its virtual seclusion at Versailles the Court exercised little influence on Paris life. There was of course a centralising movement in Paris, but musical life was in search of some sort of organisation of its own less dependent on the Monarchy. It accordingly turned to the Opera, and to concert-societies and salons. It was the emergence of public concert-societes such as the "Concerts spirituels" or "Concert des Amateurs" that enabled the middle-classes to partecipate in active musicmaking.
The flute was an exceedingly popular instrument in baroque and rococo France, and this record offers a number of works for it by prominent French composers.
FRANÇOIS COUPERIN. This Concerto in G for 2 flutes was pubblished in Paris in 1724 as number 13 in a collection entitled "Les Goûts réunis, ou nouveaux concerts à l'usage de toutes les sortes d'instruments de Musique". They were intended for Louis XIV in person. Like the other pieces for 2 flutes on this record, this Concerto is a typical polyphonic suites.
NICHOLAS CHEDEVILLE. 3 Sonatas in C minor for 2 flutes. Chedeville was an oboist and flautistat the Paris Opera and had a number of pupils among the aristocracy. He was also a virtuoso performer on the Musette, and was described in his obituary as a "Maître de Musette". This Sonata in the form of a suite is from a collection entitled "Les galanteries amusantes, Sonates à deux Musettes".
JOSEPH BODIN DE BOISMORTIER: Concerto in D major for 5 flutes. Born at Perpignan, Boismortier found his way to Paris at an early age and wrote a number of operas, ballets and cantatas, though his reputation rests mainly on his instrumental works, in which the flute is always well to the fore. This Concerto aspires not so much to polyphony as to instrumental colour, and is remarkable for the almost orchestral quality of its texture.
LOUIS HOTTETERRE: Sonata in B minor for 2 flutes. Hotteterre was a member of a well-known family of windinstruments makers. Two unusual features of this sonata written in 1712 are the attempt to imitate a turtle-dove in the Rondo, and the Passacaglia of the Finale
Alfons Übelhör
(Translation: Richard Rickett)