Format: COMPACT DISC
Gérard, Jean Claude; Drahos, Béla; Orchestre National de Lyon; Schulz, Wolfgang; Kölner Kammerorchester; Napoli, Matteo; Mallon, Kevin; Mattila, Anssi; Toronto Chamber Orchestra; Kaiser, Karl; Inui, Madoka; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Schulz, Mathias; Gallois, Patrick; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Grodd, Uwe; Pierre, Fabrice; Janácek Quartet; Ventura, Dorothea; Shaw, Roderick; Svenska Kammarorkestern; Seo, Kazunori; Märkl, Jun; Magnin, Alexandre; Jyväskylä Sinfonia; Alanko, Petri; Villa Musica Ensemble
From its origins as one of the oldest musical instruments known to man to the sophisticated mechanics and elegant design today, the flute has been highly significant for every culture and historical period. Prized for the vocal character in its sound, composers such as Bach and Mozart used it for some of their most beautiful, aria-like melodies. Spectacular virtuosity later became part of the flute’s nature as can be heard in Doppler’s Rigoletto-fantaisie, while impressionist composers such as Debussy saw its timeless qualities as a window into nature or the sensual mysteries of a distant and mythological past.