Hofmann: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3

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Label: NCL
Catalog: 8573967
Format: COMPACT DISC

Halász, Michael; Grodd, Uwe; Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice; Dvorák, Filip

Leopold Hofmann was among the most prominent Viennese composers of his generation, his music performed all over Europe. Hofmann’s radiant flute concertos follow the conventions of the day with superlative elegance and a deceptive facility. The solo writing has a lightness, grace and agility perfectly suited to the instrument’s strengths, particularly in the lovely and often rhapsodic slow movements. It is hardly surprising that musicians and audiences found these concertos so beguiling, and they have lost none of their magic today. The works are performed by award-winning flautist Uwe Grodd and the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice.

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