When it comes to flute music of the Baroque era, the works of Bach and Handel are unsurpassed in musical stature as well as in recognition and popularity, and thus it is easy to overlook the fact that many other composers of that same period also wrote attractive music for the instrument. As an example, consider the introductory slow movement of Johann Christian Schickhard’s Sonata in a minor, where over a descending chaconne bass the flute interweaves a rich variety of melodic phrases. This is just one of the musical surprises to be discovered in this multifaceted volume.
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Of all Baroque works for flute there are none so popular, or of such high quality, as those of Bach and Handel. However, it should not be forgotten that in the same period many other composers throughout Europe were writing charming, if more modest, music for flute. This edition is devoted to their works, HN_368_Vorwort_Hofmann-Druck.fm Seite V Dienstag, 1. April 2014 1:24 13 … more