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FLUTE (THE ART OF THE)

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Artist(s)
Period(s) 20th CenturyClassical (1750-1830)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.570309
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


A master of the flute demonstrates the varied possibilities of his instrument. Wolfgang Schulz, principal flautist of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra since 1970, is one of the best known and most active flautists in the world, and has worked together with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Karl Böhm, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn and Horst Stein. He is also the flautist of the Vienna-Berlin Chamber Music Ensemble. His repertoire includes works from the baroque to the modern and he has a particular interest in the music of contemporary Austrian composers. In the booklet Wolfgang Schulz describes the history, character, function and mythology of his

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,February 2007

The disc is issued in Naxos's on-going series featuring the principals of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and features the highly distinguished Wolfgang Schulz, the principal flautist with the VPO for the past thirty-seven years. He has already made many discs as a soloist and has appeared on countless recordings by the Philharmonic. He is here joined by his son, Matthias, born in 1972 and Wolfgang's student at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. Now a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra, he is, like his father, involved in teaching the next generation of flautists. They open with an adaptation of a Mozart four-hand Piano Sonata, the two flutes required to show their agility in the final movement, a feature that

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