HARALD GENZMER (1909-2007): Flute Sonata No. 3, Sonata for Solo Flute No. 3, Fantasie des Abschieds for Flute and Piano, 6 Miniaturen for Piano.
Catalogue Number: 10N060
Label: Solo Musica
Reference: SM 159
Description: Veteran collectors of Genzmer know that his flute music (of which he wrote a lot) is French in his understanding of the color, essence and sensitivity of the instrument along with its enormous technical possibilities. Here, the solo flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic plays works from Genzmer's last years (2003-4) with the 20-minute Fantasie his last work of significant size and intended as a final calling-card; in ways you can't put into words, you hear a composer here looking back on a long, full life and glimpsing eternity ahead. Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Margarita Höhenrieder (piano).