Karl Richter Edition: Flute Concertos
Nicolet, Aurèle; Richter, Karl; Münchener Bach-Orchester
This newest installation in the Karl Richter Edition from Profil features Flute Concertos by W.A. Mozart, Joseph Haydn, and Christoph Willibald Gluck. German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter studied first in Dresden, where he was a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor and later in Leipzig, where he received his degree in 1949. That same year, he became organist at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, where Johann Sebastian Bach was the musical director for 27 years. In 1951 he moved to Munich, where he taught at the conservatory and was cantor and organist at St. Mark’s Church. He also conducted the Munchener Bach-Chor starting in 1954 and the Munchener Bach-Orchester, which is featured on this release. The soloist on this release is Swiss flautist Aurele Nicolet, who is considered as one of the world's best flute players of the late 20th century. His recordings of J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart have received considerable critical acclaim. A remarkable stylist, he was praised for meticulously nuanced and elegant playing. Having established himself as a pre-eminent performer of traditional scores, he dedicated himself to contemporary music, playing works that prominent composers had dedicated to him.