Flute Adagios

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Decca's Flute Adagios is a double-disc compilation of short pieces and movements written or arranged for flute, drawn from the label's extensive catalog. The quality of music is quite high, as might be expected from a roster of composers that includes J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gabriel Fauré, and Claude Debussy, among several other masters, and a list of soloists featuring William Bennett, Roger Bourdin, Claude Monteux, Irena Grafenauer, Timothy Hutchins, and a handful of other notable flutists. The volume of the tracks is quite even throughout, whether recorded at chamber or full-orchestral levels, and the flute parts are quite prominent ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Decca's Flute Adagios is a double-disc compilation of short pieces and movements written or arranged for flute, drawn from the label's extensive catalog. The quality of music is quite high, as might be expected from a roster of composers that includes J.S. Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gabriel Fauré, and Claude Debussy, among several other masters, and a list of soloists featuring William Bennett, Roger Bourdin, Claude Monteux, Irena Grafenauer, Timothy Hutchins, and a handful of other notable flutists. The volume of the tracks is quite even throughout, whether recorded at chamber or full-orchestral levels, and the flute parts are quite prominent without seeming artificially boosted. As with other titles in Decca's Adagios series, the time range of the performances is quite wide. Here, recording dates run from 1967 to 1996, which means there are a fair number of digitally mastered analog recordings mixed in with the all-digital offerings. Yet the sound quality of the album is consistent, with only the barest traces of tape hiss on some of the older tracks, so there is nothing to distract the avid listener who chooses to play the set through in one sitting.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/14/2009
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947814504
  • Catalog Number: 001280202
  • Sales rank: 57,342

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056: Largo - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (3:16)
  2. 2 Andante for flute & orchestra in C major, K. 315 (K. 285e) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (6:02)
  3. 3 Sonata for flute & piano, FP 164: Cantilena - Francis Poulenc & Patrick Gallois (4:13)
  4. 4 Pavane, for orchestra & chorus ad lib in F sharp minor, Op. 50 - Gabriel Fauré & Neville Marriner (6:34)
  5. 5 Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello No. 1 in D major, K. 285: Adagio - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & William Bennett (2:22)
  6. 6 Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello No. 1 in D major, K. 285: Rondeau - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & William Bennett (4:14)
  7. 7 Concerto for flute & orchestra in D major: Andante alla siciliana - Saverio Mercadante & English Chamber Orchestra (4:57)
  8. 8 Sonate en trio, for flute, viola & harp, L. 137: Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato - Claude Debussy & Annie Challan (7:05)
  9. 9 Pièce en forme de Habanera, arrangement(s) for solo instrument & keyboard - Maurice Ravel & Irena Grafenauer (3:07)
  10. 10 Pelléas et Mélisande, incidental music and suite for orchestra, Op. 80: Sicilienne: Allegretto moderato - Gabriel Fauré & Neville Marriner (3:59)
  11. 11 Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K. 313 (K. 285c): Adagio non troppo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & William Bennett (9:10)
  12. 12 Flute Sonata in A minor (Halle Sonata No.1), HWV 374 (possibly spurious): Adagio - William Bennett & George Frideric Handel (4:21)
  13. 13 Serenade for flute, violin & viola in D major, Op. 25: Andante con variazioni - Ludwig van Beethoven & Arthur Grumiaux (6:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30: Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra & Christoph Willibald Gluck (6:38)
  2. 2 La plus que lente, waltz for piano (or orchestra), L. 121 - Timothy Hutchins & Claude Debussy (4:25)
  3. 3 Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050: Affettuoso - Johann Sebastian Bach & Benjamin Britten (5:40)
  4. 4 Syrinx, for solo flute, L. 129 - Claude Debussy & Roger Bourdin (2:59)
  5. 5 Gymnopedie for piano No. 1 - Claude Debussy & Erik Satie (2:55)
  6. 6 Concerto for flute, harp & orchestra in C major, K. 299 (K. 297c): Andantino - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Neville Marriner (8:27)
  7. 7 Morceau de Concours, for flute & piano (or strings) in F major - Timothy Hutchins & Gabriel Fauré (2:43)
  8. 8 Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Sarabande - Johann Sebastian Bach & Neville Marriner (3:05)
  9. 9 Flute Concerto: Andante - Jacques Ibert & Charles Dutoit (7:04)
  10. 10 Quartet for flute, violin, viola & cello No. 2 in G major, (K. 285a): Andante - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & William Bennett (6:11)
  11. 11 Joueurs de flûte, for flute & piano, Op. 27: Krishna - Albert Roussel & Irena Grafenauer (3:13)
  12. 12 Fantasia on Greensleeves, for harp, flute & strings (arranged by R. Greaves; from the opera "Sir John In Love") - Ralph Vaughan Williams & Neville Marriner (4:18)
  13. 13 Sonata for flute & piano No. 1: Lento - Philippe Gaubert & Timothy Hutchins (4:11)
  14. 14 Fantaisie for flute & piano (or orchestra) in E minor, Op. 79 - Gabriel Fauré & Neville Marriner (5:35)
  15. 15 Flute Concerto, for flute, strings & continuo in G minor ("La Notte"), Op. 10/2, RV 439 - English Chamber Orchestra & Antonio Vivaldi (9:25)
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