Marc Hantai & Pierre Hantai - J.S. Bach: Sonates pour flûte et clavecin (2018)
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The German flute returned to the Germans Compared to the violin – with its six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin and its six Sonatas for violin and obbligato harpsichord – the flute may seem a poor relation: the four sonatas for flute and obbligato harpsichord and the “solo” for flute without bass recorded here are the only chamber works Bach composed for the flute as a solo instrument (and even then, some of them may not have been originally written for the flute), to which may be added two trio sonatas: BWV 1039, for two flutes and basso continuo (another version of the Viola da gamba Sonata BWV 1027), and the trio sonata of the Musical Offering, BWV 1079/3. But compared to the oboe or the recorder, for which nothing remains (though these instruments were well provided for by his contemporaries, particularly Telemann), the transverse flute is a spoiled child.