Mika Putterman & Erin Helyard – Kuhlau: Grandes Sonates, Op. 71 & 83 (2018) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Mika Putterman & Erin Helyard – Kuhlau: Grandes Sonates, Op. 71 & 83 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:34 minutes | 1,21 GB | Genre: Classical
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Although it was Kuhlau’s works for flute that won him a place in history, the German-Danish composer was always a pianist first and foremost; and in his lifetime he was very famous for about half-a-dozen operas, an ample repertoire for solo piano, and his rather more Beethovian concertos. We know a good number of pieces for flute (of around 130 numbered works, around 30 are flute-piano duets!) like Sonatas for piano with flute accompaniment, clearly a means of not scaring off amateur flautists from buying his scores… In reality, in these sonatas, the two instruments are given music of equal difficulty. In them, we find everything that once delighted musicians playing in the nook of their parlours: airs, variations, fantasias, rondeaux, all in an air of solid and delicately ornamented virtuosity. The reader will not miss, in these two sonatas published in 1826, the powerful influence of Ludwig van; or indeed the more unique influence of Weber, whose Trio for flute, piano and cello gave a little fillip to Kuhlau. Erin Helyard plays fortepiano; and Mika Putterma plays a flute typical of the German romantic period.

“Interpreted with flair and brilliance by the great flutist Mika Putterman and the virtuoso of the fortepiano and harpsichord Erin Helyard, Friedrich Kuhlau’s sonatas have inspired many artists through time. Among them, Johannes Brahms who, so impressed by these works, wrote to Clara Schumann in 1854 that he wanted to learn the flute only to be able to interpret Kuhlau’s works with her on the piano.” – Arts et Culture

“Kuhlau was considered in his lifetime as an important composer for this instrument and his works for the flute are idiomatic and remain, still today, references of this repertoire.” – L’initiative

Tracklist:
Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832)
1. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 71: I. Allegro molto con energia 14:39
2. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 71: II. Scherzo, Presto, Trio 06:53
3. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 71: III. Andante sostenuto 03:30
4. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 71: IV. Rondo Allegro 08:36
5. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: I. Allegro con fuoco 10:20
6. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: II. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Introduzione – Andantino quasi Allegretto 02:25
7. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: III. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Variation I 00:37
8. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: IV. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Variation II 00:36
9. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: V. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Variation III 00:35
10. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: VI. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Variation IV 00:33
11. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: VII. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Variation V 00:54
12. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: VIII. Variations sur un ancien air suédois – Variation VI 03:23
13. Grand Sonata for Fortepiano and Flute Obbligato, Op. 83, No. 1: IX. Allegro 12:33

Personnel:
Mika Putterman (flute)
Erin Helyard (piano)

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