Friedrich II. der Große: 4 Sonatas
First Printing ed. by Mary Oleskiewicz / Continuo Realization David Schulenberg
Four royal premieres
The year 2012 not only was the 300th birthday of Prussian King Frederick the Great, but it also offered a platform for recent discoveries of royal flute works by His Majesty. In the four sonatas presented here for the first time, the royal composer can lay uncontested claim to an above-average talent. The works stand out for their imaginative power, their skill and their stylistic variety. The grand rooms of Sanssouci Palace must have been filled with heartfelt Adagios and brilliant Allegros that confirmed the virtuoso flute technique of the Quantz pupil. The sonatas were recently recorded on CD (Hungaroton) by the editor who, as a performer, is a recognized expert on the music of J. J. Quantz and Frederick the Great.
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