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Music For Flute And Harp

Ashley Solomon, Masumi Nagasawa

Jan Kritel Krumpholtz, Christoph Wilibald Gluck, Jean-François Naderman / Jean-Louis Tulou, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Gioacchino Rossini, Friedrich Benda, Robert Nicholas Charles Bochsa

SKU: 17798

Year of release: 2002

Sonata V 14:35
1. Allegro Jan Kritel Krumpholtz 06:33
2. Romance-Mineur Jan Kritel Krumpholtz 04:11
3. Tempo di Minuetto (Rondo)-Mineur Jan Kritel Krumpholtz 03:50
4. Dance Of The Blessed Spirits -Minuet: Piü lento Christoph Wilibald Gluck 06:04
Nocturne 10:59
5. Larghetto sostenuto Jean-François Naderman / Jean-Louis Tulou 03:30
6. Tyrolienne de Guillame Tell Jean-François Naderman / Jean-Louis Tulou 04:25
7. Rondoletto Jean-François Naderman / Jean-Louis Tulou 03:03
Sonate No. 14 KV 29 09:08
8. Allegro Molto Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 04:12
9. Menuetto-Trio Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 04:55
10. Andante Con Variazioni - Andante Gioacchino Rossini 04:33
Sonate 15:33
11. Allegretto Friedrich Benda 08:19
12. Romance Friedrich Benda 03:55
13. Scherzando Friedrich Benda 03:18
14. Nocturne Concertant Opus 71, No. 3 - Andante sostenuto - Allegro agitato - Anime Robert Nicholas Charles Bochsa 10:54
Total time: 71:49

About this album

The instrumental combination of flute and harp has been popular with composers for over two hundred and fifty years, and saw its peak in the salons and courts of France in the mid 18th and early 19th Centuries. Mainly as a result of the harp’s most famous patron Marie Antoinette, many courts and chateaux around France owned a harp and evening recitals of solo harp, or harp together with flute or violin, were common place. So popular was the single-action harp that in Paris alone by 1784 there were fifty-eight harp teachers and more than sixteen harp makers. The performers, composers and builders Krumpholtz, Naderman and Bochsa, all represented on this recording, were mainly responsible for the continued development, popularity and extensive repertoire of the single-action harp, which far exceeded the expectation at the start of the 18th Century.

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…) Beautiful music, gently unfolding before our ears (…) (…) Exceptional quality of the interpreters. Solomon and Nagasawa are refined musicians, and they manage to extract blood from stones. Their ensemble playing is always perfectly synchronised and defined dynamically. They breathe together and phrase together and yet the music still sounds free and improvised. (…) (…) Unpretentious music played with such elegance and panache is a rare find. (…)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterMeitner design
Mastering EquimentPyramix Editing / Merging Technologies
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterdCS DSD 64fs
Recording DateMarch 2001
Recording LocationDoopsgezinde Kerk Deventer, The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks, Ashley Solomon