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Baroque

Baroque

Classical

Romantic

20th century

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Solo repertoire

Piccolo

Alto flute

Bass flute

Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Benda, Franz

Blavet, Michel

Boccherini, Luigi

Handel, George Frideric

Leclair, Jean-Marie l'aîné

Marais, Marin

Müthel, Johann Gottfried

Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista

Platti, Giovanni Benedetto

Quantz, Johann Joachim

Telemann, Georg Philipp

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concerto in A Major for flute and keyboard (Wq. 168, H 438)

Concerto in A Major for flute and keyboard (Wq. 168, H 438)

Concerto in A minor for flute and keyboard (Wq. 166, H 431)

Concerto in B-flat Major for flute and keyboard (Wq. 167, H 435)

Concerto in D minor for flute and keyboard (Wq. 22, H 426)

Concerto in G Major for flute and keyboard (Wq. 169, H 445)

Sonata in A minor for flute and continuo (Wq 128, H 555)

Sonata in A minor for flute solo (Wq 132)

Sonata in B-flat Major for flute and continuo (Wq 125, H 552)

Sonata in B-flat Major for flute and harpsichord (Wq 161/2 H.578)

Sonata in B-flat Major for flute and harpsichord (Wq. 130, H 560)

Sonata in B-flat Major for flute and harpsicord (H 543)

Sonata in C Major for flute and harpsicord (Wq. 87, H 515)

Sonata in C Major for flute and obbligato harpsichord (Wq. 149, H574

Sonata in D Major for flute and continuo (Wq 126, H 553)

Sonata in D Major for flute and continuo (Wq 129, H 556)

Sonata in D Major for flute and harpsichord (Wq. 131, H 561)

Sonata in D Major for flute and harpsicord (Wq. 83, H 505)

Sonata in E Major for flute and harpsicord (Wq. 84, H 506)

Sonata in E minor for flute and continuo (Wq 124, H 551)

Sonata in G Major for flute and continuo (Wq 123, H 550)

Sonata in G Major for flute and continuo (Wq 127, H 554)

Sonata in G Major for flute and harpsichord (Wq. 133, H 564)

Sonata in G Major for flute and harpsicord (Wq 134, H 548)

Sonata in G Major for flute and harpsicord (Wq. 85, H 508)

Sonata in G Major for flute and harpsicord (Wq. 86, H 509)

Sonata in G minor for flute and harpsicord (Bwv 1020, H 542.5)

Concerto in A Major for flute and keyboard (Wq. 168, H 438)

By Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel

C.P.E. Bach: Concerto for flute in A Major (Wq 168, H 438) was written in 1753, when Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was employed as a court harpsichordist for Prussian King Friedrich II. Originally the concerto was written for harpsichord. Later that year it was arranged for the flute and for the cello. The concerto is considered as one of six Bach C.P.E. concertos for flute known today.     

The concerto is scored for solo flute, strings, and continuo (usually harpsichord). It follows the traditional three-movement structure: fast and lively Allegro, showcasing the virtuosic abilities of the flute in the first movement is followed by slow and expressively intimate Largo con sordini (slow and with mutes) in the second one. The final Allegro assai demonstrates flute's agility soloist’s technical capabilities.

Echart Haupt

Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Hartmut Haenchen (conductor)

1. Allegro; 2. Largo con sordini, mesto; 3. Allegro assai

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Aurèle Nicolet

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, David Zinman (conductor).

1. Allegro; 2. Largo con sordini, mesto; 3. Allegro assai

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Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788) was a German composer, son of J.S.Bach and godson of G.P.Telemann. C.P.E. Bach’s “sensitive style” (empfindsamer Still) marked a transition between baroque and classical style, applying principles of rhetoric and drama to musical structures. C.P.E. Bach was known as “Berlin Bach” to differenced himself from his brother J.C.Bach who was known as “London Bach”. Besides composing, C.P.E.Bach wrote “Essay on the true art of playing keyboard instruments”, thus greatly influencing upbringing of the greatest classical composers: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.