Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Fesca, Friedrich Ernst. (1789-1826) Flute Quartets.

From my collection.
Bought in September 2016.
First listen: 4-9-2016.
Second listen: 19-10-2016.
Label: CPO.
Recording dates: April 2005.
Recording venue: Kammermusikstudio, Stuttgart des WDR, Germany.
Recording engineer: Friedemann Trumpp.
Running time: 69:04.
Classical relevance: Very worthwhile.

Works performed:
Flute Quartet opus 37 in D major.
Opus 38 in G major.
Opus 40 in F major.

Works performed by:
Linos Ensemble.
Kersten McCall, Flute.

I had already some music from this composer and his son in my collection, and through a classical friend of mine who alerted me to the father while I was playing the music of the son, I bought some additions which I did not have. This is such melodious and harmonious music! It has a flow quite unobtrusive, and the musicians play it with such suppleness that it becomes a pleasure to listen to this fine chamber music. It is well written too, not for the mere amusement of amateur musicians but meant for people that needed to bring considerably skills. The parts for the flute are by no means easy to play, and the tight ensemble you need, is also a prerequisite of well trained people. In the case of the Linos ensemble and Kersten McCall we have them. Classical concertos with content that delights and will generate a surplus of pleasure to boot. Excellent recordings!



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