Pahud’s Concerto.


Emanuel Pahud, Flute player.

  • Revolution: Flute Concertos.

For this release, Emmanuel Pahud explores the history and evolution of the flute in the second half of the 18th century, with music as listed below:


  • Flute Concerto No. 7 in E minor


  • Flute Concerto No. 1 in D minor


  • Flute Concerto in G major, Op. 4


  • Flute Concerto in C major, Ben. 106

Performed by Emmanuel Pahud (flute), with the Kammerorchester Basel, Giovanni Antonini conducting.

Emmanuel Pahud is the principal Flute player of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. My personal opinion is that he is the finest flautist performing on the world stage today.

On this CD, Emmanuel Pahud has joined with the Kammerorchester Basel, led by Giovanni Antonini, to record a program of flute concertos by composers from the time of the French Revolution.

Pahud said that:

“For me, this album is about taking you on a journey via three decades of flute concertos surrounding the events of the famous storming of the Bastille in 1789, in what was a rapid transition from Gluck’s musical idiom, shaped by opera and the Baroque – his concerto here embodies Paris before the revolution – to the Romantic and revolutionary ideal that we hear in the music that follows.”

Here is Emmanuel Pahud in Revolution – an album of French Flute Concertos:



And next, here is the Bach Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV 1067, as played by Emmanuel Pahud, with the Berlin Baloque Soloists:



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