Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concertos

Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concertos

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Total playing time [70:37]

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Greg Dikmans (flute)
Lucinda Moon (violin)
Elysium Ensemble


Following critical acclaim for their series of duo recordings for violin and flute on the theme of 'The Art of Elegant Conversation', period instrument group the Elysium Ensemble returns to Resonus with an expanded line-up to present an arresting and vibrant new recording of flute concertos by the Baroque composer Johann Joachim Quantz.

With Elysium founders Greg Dikmans (flute) and Lucinda Moon (violin) as soloist and leader, the Ensemble breathe fresh new life into these striking and beautifully crafted works with performances that are at once filled with a compelling spirit and warmth.

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'Every note’s function [is] painstakingly thought through [...] It’s true that there’s not a lot of recorded competition when it comes to this repertoire, but even if there were I’d wager this would still sit near the top.'

- Gramophone

'Every note’s function [is] painstakingly thought through [...] It’s true that there’s not a lot of recorded competition when it comes to this repertoire, but even if there were I’d wager this would still sit near the top.'
Gramophone

'I find this disc quite fascinating [...] I have nothing but praise for the way Dikmans and his colleagues have put Quantz's instructions into practice. This disc is a fine illustration of Quantz's aesthetic ideals...This disc is also an example of excellent music making.'
MusicWeb International

'If ever an argument for one-to-a-part performances of concerti were needed, it is here in spades. In addition to providing some exemplary Baroque flute playing, intelligent and deeply moving, Greg Dikmans also supplies a very erudite programme note'
Early Music Review

'The three full concerti recorded here are an admirable introduction to his work and the care of original instrument performances brings us some way to understanding his professionalism and innovation.'
Lark Reviews

Credits
© 2019 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2019 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10252
Producer, engineer & editor: Thomas Grubb
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262791639
Cover image: Johann Joachim Quantz by unknown eighteenth-century artist
Release date: 1 November 2019