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QUANTZ, J.J.: Flute Sonatas Nos. 272-277 (V. Fischer, Brandt, Berben)

Composer(s):Quantz, Johann Joachim
Artist(s) Brandt, Klaus-Dieter, baroque cello • Fischer, Verena, flute • Berben, Leon, harpsichord
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.557805
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 


Johann Joachim Quantz was one of the 18th century’s most prolific composers, yet most of his music remains unpublished. A pioneer of the ‘mixed taste’ combining French, German and Italian elements, and an important figure during the transition from Baroque to Classical styles, Quantz wrote an impressive body of work for the flute-playing Frederick the Great at whose court he served for more than three decades. These six Flute Sonatas rank among his very best, exemplifying his exquisite taste and masterful technique.


   




Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,July 2009

This new Naxos release has Grand Prix du Disque potential. Johann Joachim Quantz taught music lover Frederick the Great, at whose court he served for three decades. His name is synonymous with the best flute music of the baroque, and his method is still in use today. So the music is above reproach: simply top drawer, as is the trio of seasoned young artists, who give it their all. Brandt’s virtuosity is simply breathtaking, and the continuo players never lag. Moreover, a common flaw with this kind of repertoire is that string bass and keyboard are almost always recorded at too low a level, but not so in this case!








 

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