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Gaby Pas-Van Riet - Friedrich Hartmann Graf: Flute Concertos (2012)

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Gaby Pas-Van Riet - Friedrich Hartmann Graf: Flute Concertos (2012)

Gaby Pas-Van Riet - Friedrich Hartmann Graf: Flute Concertos (2012)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:52 | 317 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | Catalog: 777 724-4

As a drummer for a Dutch infantry regiment, German born Friedrich Hartmann Graf (1727-1795) was captured during the War of the Austrian Succession. Upon his release, he took up the flute and became a traveling virtuoso. After a stint in The Hague with his older brother Christian Ernst (1723-1805), he accepted a position in Augsburg where he composed most of his 46 flute concertos. All four on this disc follow the standard format of ‘fast-slow-fast’, and were probably composed in the 1770’s, the first 2 likely near the end of the decade. Written in C Major, the opening ‘Allegro’ of the first concerto is thoroughly engaging.