Patrick Gallois & Svenska Kammarorkestern - Devienne: Flute Concertos, Vol. 3
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 67:29 min | 297 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 12 | Rls.date: 2017
Francois Devienne performed as an orchestral bassoonist and flautist but rose to fame as an operatic composer. His greatest achievement, however, lies in his sequence of Flute Concertos, of which this is the final volume. Despite his failing health, the four works on this recording demonstrate the hallmark combination of melodic elegance and graceful virtuosity that characterizes Devienne’s flute concertos and are among the most attractive of their time. Concerto No. 10 is one of his masterpieces, distinguished equally by the beauty of its thematic material and its confident, cohesive musical structure.