F. & K. Doppler: The Complete Flute Music, Vol. 8
Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga; Bernold, Philippe; Branch, Alan; Nogués, Artur; Wagemans, Michel; Orquesta Sinfónica Ciudad de Elche; Pollack, Christian; Kudo, Shigenori; Arimany, Claudi; Martínez, Leonardo; Ritter, John Steele
The Doppler brothers played a dominant role in the K&K Monarchy’s musical life as composers, conductors, musicians and as orchestral soloists. They were on good terms with acknowledged artists of the era, such as Ferenc Liszt, Ferenc Erkel, or Jozsef Bajza. This is the eighth release in a set of 10 albums comprising the Dopplers' complete music for flute(s), including various arrangements. Flautist Claudi Arimany spent decades researching this project, inspiring many famous musicians to become involved in its realization. Flutists Shigenori Kudo, and Philippe Bernold are heard alongside Claudi Arimany on this volume, as well as pianists Alan Branch, John Steel Ritter and Michel Wagemans, hornist Artur Nogues, and the Orquesta Sinfonica Ciudad de Elche and Orquesta Filarmonica de Malaga. Internationally renowned flautist Claudi Arimany is considered the direct heir, both in style and concept, of Jean-Pierre Rampal, his mentor and colleague. He has been performing alongside leading international orchestras as a guest soloist as well as teaching and studying flute pieces.