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Baroque

Baroque

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Solo repertoire

Piccolo

Alto flute

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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

Sonata in A minor for flute solo (Wq 132)

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)

Sonata in A minor for flute solo (Wq 132)

By Bach Carl Philipp Emanuel

C.P.E. Bach: Sonata for flauto traverso in A minor (Wq 132) is one of the most significant works for flute solo, which was composed around 1747, while Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach resided in Berlin (rather Potsdam) and was employed as a chamber harpsichordist by German King, Frederick the Great. Since the music composed for the king weren't allowed to be published at that time, the sonata became publicly available only in 1763. The sonata in A minor consists of three movements: Poco adagio, Allegro and Allegro. In addition to baroque style, which was influenced by Carl Philip Emanuel's father Johann Sebastian Bach, the sonata has some features of so-called Galant style, characterized by slow harmonic motion.
Another significant feature of the A minor sonata is that C.P.E.Bach used so-called Silence technique, leaving twice and entire measure without notes. Since there are no accompanying instruments in original score (there are some modern versions where flute is accompanied with piano), there is complete silence in the first (measure 91) and the third (measure 93) movements.

Birgit Ramsl

2015, Gramola

1. Poco Adagio; 2. Allegro 3. Allegro

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Georgia Brown

2015, live at the Church of the Ascendation, London, UK.

1. Poco Adagio; 2. Allegro; 3. Allegro

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Denis Bouriakov

2020, live at JT Art Hall, Tokyo, Japan.

1. Poco Adagio; 2. Allegro; 3. Allegro

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Juliette Hurel

2007, IDOL

1. Poco adagio

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Juliette Hurel

2007, IDOL

2. Allegro

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Juliette Hurel

2007, IDOL

3. Allegro

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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.