Great Music for Flute

Time for a change: I realize that my posts emphasize string instruments, orchestral music, and chamber music. Today I bring you music for flute, as performed by James Galway. He performs the following:


Bach, J S:
Flute Sonata No. 6 in E major, BWV1035

Serenade in D major for Flute, Violin and Viola, Op. 25


Trio TWV 42:e2 in E minor for flute, oboe & b.c.

Quartet TWV 43:D1 in D major for flute, violin, viola da gamba or cello & b.c.

All performed by James Galway (flute), with the London Virtuosi

This CD, titled ‘Flute Serenade’, features music by Telemann, Bach and Beethoven – and a rare opportunity to hear virtuoso flautist, James Galway, performing chamber music of the Baroque and Classical eras.

This release provides a fascinating overview of repertoire which was instrumental in the development of the concert flute and the performances are excellent.

Accompaniment is provided by the London Virtuosi – a group of musicians including John Georgiadis (violin) Anthony Camden (oboe) and David Lumsden (harpsichord).

Here is Mr. Galway playing the Bach Badinerie. (I sure wish he had played it slower!)

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