Beethoven: Chamber Music With Flute / Pahud
Label: WARNER CLASSICS
Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Daniel Barenboim (piano)
Warner Classics’ final release for Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year is a charming programme of chamber music with flute. The four works, all dating from the earlier years of the composer’s career, were recorded in June 2020 in Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Saal by a distinguished group of musicians led by Daniel Barenboim, here in his role as pianist, and flautist Emmanuel Pahud. Joining them are two of Pahud’s colleagues from the Berliner Philharmoniker, the orchestra’s First Concertmaster Daishin Kashimoto and its Principal Viola, Amihai Grosz, and two players with links to the Wiener Philharmoniker, its Principal Bassoon Sophie Dervaux, and Silvia Careddu, formerly its Principal Flute.