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Great Works for Flute and Orchestra

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-1679 SACD
Release date2013-07-10
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time69:25

5/5 Fono Forum 12/2013
Editor’s Choice, Gramophone 11/2013

”What is great about this disc is the startling playing of Sharon Bezaly. It is not that she grandstands in any way, she is just a phenomenally gifted flautist. … The Nielsen, it goes without saying, is extraordinarily well played.” 10/2013;

One of today’s most highly respected exponents of her instrument, Sharon Bezaly is a staunch champion of contemporary music, with 17 concertos and numerous chamber works dedicated to her. But she has also made acclaimed recordings of flute repertoire mainstays, from Mozart’s concertos and quartets to Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto pastoral.
Her latest disc includes two central works from the repertoire for flute and orchestra – the concertos by Carl Nielsen and Carl Reinecke – as well as less often heard gems, such as Cécile Chaminade's melodious Concertino and Charles T. Griffes’ Poem, with its distinctive harmonies and colourful writing.
The programme also includes a true rarity in Tchaikovsky’s youthful Largo and Allegro for flute and strings, written while the composer was still a student at the St Petersburg Conservatory. The work was originally composed for two flutes and strings, but as the second flute plays for just 17 of the total of 87 bars, either doubling or filling in when the first player is silent, the two parts have here been combined into one.
In contrast, Poulenc's Sonata is of course one of the most popular pieces in the flute repertoire of the 20th century, but it is here performed in an unusual version for flute and orchestra, orchestrated by the British composer Lennox Berkeley, incidentally a friend of Poulenc. Throughout this colourful and varied programme, Sharon Bezaly enjoys the sympathetic support of Neeme Järvi and the Residentie Orchestra who also join her in the spectacular encore, the Finnish composer Kalevi Aho’s virtuosic arrangement of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee.
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$ 14.13
Extra material for download
  Composer: Nielsen, Carl
  Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, FS119 (1926) 16:10
01 I. Allegro moderato 09:50 $ 2.07 USD
02 II. Allegretto, un poco – Adagio ma non troppo –
Allegretto – Poco Adagio – Tempo di Marcia
06:20 $ 1.33 USD
  Composer: Griffes, Charles Tomlinson
03 Poem for Flute and Orchestra (1918) 09:57 $ 2.09 USD
  Composer: Reinecke, Carl
  Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D major, Op.283 (1908) 17:54
04 I. Allegro molto moderato 07:02 $ 1.48 USD
05 II. Lento e mesto 04:44 $ 0.99 USD
06 III. Finale. Moderato 06:08 $ 1.29 USD
  Composer: Chaminade, Cécile
07 Concertino för Flute and Orchestra, Op.107 (1902) 07:07 $ 1.49 USD
  Composer: Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
08 Largo and Allegro for two flutes and strings (1863–64) 03:53 $ 0.82 USD
  Composer: Poulenc, Francis
  Flute Sonata (1956–57) 11:15
09 I. Allegro malinconico 04:22 $ 0.92 USD
10 II. Cantilena. Assez lent 03:32 $ 0.74 USD
11 III. Presto giocoso 03:21 $ 0.70 USD
  Composer: Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
12 The Flight of the Bumblebee (1899–1900) 01:02 $ 0.22 USD
  Album total 69:25
ComposerChaminade, Cécile
Griffes, Charles Tomlinson
Nielsen, Carl
Poulenc, Francis
Reinecke, Carl
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich
ConductorJarvi (Järvi), Neeme
OrchestraResidentie Orkest Den Haag
FluteBezaly, Sharon

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