FREDERICK THE GREAT (1712-1786): Sonatas for Flute and Continuo No. 126 in A Minor, No. 146 in C, No. 182 in B Flat, No. 184 in G Minor, No. 189 in B Minor, No. 214 in D Minor & No. 261 in F.
Catalogue Number: 01N027
Reference: HCD 32698
Description: World Premiere Recordings of seven of the Prussian King's flute sonatas performed on exact copies of the Quantz flute (made of ebony and ivory, its larger bore and greater length than other contemporary flutes required playing it a low French pitch and gives it a contralto sound) and Silbermann fortepiano which would have been used by Frederick and his keyboard player. Recorded in the very Music Room at Sanssouci Palace where Frederick had his concerts, this recording is accompanied by excellent notes by the flutist (who also edited the manuscripts) and a booklet with color photos of the Music Room and of a portrait of the King. Mary Oleskiewicz (flute), Balázs Máté (cello), David Schulenberg (fortepiano).