2-CDs: A Tribute to Bach: Bach Flute Sonatas
2-CDs: Bach Flute Sonatas (BWV 1030, 1032, 1034, 1035), Solo (Partita BWV 1013), beautiful arias with flute obbligato from Bach cantatas 8, 82a, 114, 115, 180, Adagio from Easter Oratorio Sinfonia (BWV 249) plus Rachel Brown's transcriptions of Bach harpsichord concerto BWV 1056 and Vivaldi/Bach Adagio RV 299/BWV 973.
A Tribute to Bach: Bach Flute Sonatas & Arias
Monumental sonatas alongside exquisitely beautiful and virtuosic cantata arias with flute obbligato, full of joyful exuberance or plumbing the depths of despair.
This 2-disc set opens with the heart-rending Adagio from the Sinfonia to the Easter Oratorio, BWV 249, usually heard on the oboe, but performed here in a later version with flute. The recital closes with an equally poignant Adagio, originally from a violin concerto by Vivaldi but reworked by Bach for keyboard (and rearranged by Brown for flute and harpsichord), with Bach’s distinctive enrichment of the harmony and filigree ornamentation. The Sarabande in the Solo (Partita), BWV 1013, is performed with embellishments inspired by Bach.
Performed on period instruments at A 392.
Adagio from the opening Sinfonia to Easter Oratorio, BWV 249
Sonata in B minor for obbligato harpsichord and flute, BWV 1030
Bete aber auch dabei from Cantata Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit, BWV 115
Solo (Partita) in A minor, BWV 1013
Sonata in A major for obbligato harpsichord and flute, BWV 1032
Doch weichet, ihr tollen vergeblichen Sorgen! from Cantata Liebster Gott, wenn wird ich sterben?, BWV 8
Ich habe genug from Cantata Ich habe genug, BWV 82a
Sonata in E minor for flute and basso continuo, BWV 1034
Ermuntre dich, dein Heiland klopft from Cantata Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180
Flute Concerto in A minor, BWV 1056 (arr. Brown)
Wo wird in diesem Jammerthale from Cantata Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114
Sonata in E major for flute and basso continuo, BWV 1035
Largo from Bach’s transcription of Vivaldi’s violin concerto RV 299, BWV 973
Rachel Brown - flute
Laurence Cummings - harpsichord
Katherine Sharman - cello and cello piccolo
Adrian Butterfield and Oliver Webber - violins
Peter Collyer - viola
Peter Buckoke - double bass
Elizabeth Cragg - soprano
Charles Daniels - tenor
Peter Harvey - baritone
Annabel Connellan - producer
Ben Connellan - recording engineer
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A leading exponent of historical flutes, Rachel Brown is in great demand worldwide, as a soloist, orchestral player and teacher. As principal flute and recorder player with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Brandenburg Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and, more recently, Arcangelo, she has recorded extensively and performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, China and Australia.