FERDINAND RIES (1784-1838): 3 Flute Quartets, Op. 145.
Catalogue Number: 06I054
Reference: PI 2506
Description: Dating from around 1820, Ries' quartets integrate the flute into the string trio, producing the equivalent of a Beethovenian string quartet where one of the instruments is a wind instrument. No soloistic capers for the flute - or, better to say that it is, at best, first among equals in what is serious, early Romantic chamber music. Quartetto Raro.