Unadorned and pleasurable
The flute concertos of Leopold Hofmann, with BASIL RAMSEY
Amongst eighteenth century composers, Leopold Hofmann is not well known
to the twenty-first century. Naxos have recorded the eight flute concertos,
of which four are on this disc, gracefully played by Kazumori Seo as soloist.
Hofmann has no pretence, composing straightforwardly with thematic material
a simple phrase or so, and development elegant and yet precise. And with
that a composer and his musical gestures provided comfortable musical sustenance
for the eighteenth century ear.
Performance, like the music, is unadorned and pleasurable.
Copyright © 30 November 2002
Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK
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Leopold Hofmann - Flute Concertos Vol 2
8.554748 DDD Stereo NEW RELEASE 70'48" 2001 HNH International Ltd
Kazunori Seo, flute; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia/Béla Drahos
Flute Concerto in D major (Badley D3); Flute Concerto in G major (Badley G3); Flute Concerto in D major (Badley D4); Flute Concerto in E minor (Badley e1)
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