Day 212: Chamber Music for Flute I

BeethovenCD17The flute is another of my favorite orchestral instruments.

And these compositions feature a whole lotta flute.

I’m really diggin’ Beethoven.

The performers on this CD are:

Jean-Pierre Rampal flute

Alain Marion (1938-1998) flute

Paul Hongue bassoon

Robert Veyron-Lacrois (1922-1991) piano

The compositions on this CD are:

Serenade Op 41

6 Themes and Variations Op 105

Allegro and Minuet in G Wo026

Trio in G Wo037

Easily, this is one of my favorite Beethoven CDs. I love the flute and piano together.

The Scottish themes are wonderful, too. Much better than Haydn’s versions of them.

Before setting one note to ear, I thought I was going to like Haydn’s music, and dislike Beethoven’s.

The reality is exactly the opposite.