ALBINONI: Concerto in G Major • PERGOLESI: Concerto in G Major • TARTINI: Concerto in D Major • VIVALDI: Concerto in C Minor • GALUPPI: Concerto in D Major • BOCCHERINI: Concerto in D Major
Raffaele Trevisani, flute • Constantine Orbelian, conductor • Moscow Chamber Orchestra
“I do not hesitate to say that he belongs to the best of the flutists of the day,” Sir James Galway
“Trevisani’s interpretation has, besides the sheen of its sparkling virtuosity, a quality of sound, a fineness of expression, elegance and lightness of phrasing. A musical freshness that makes it truly significant.” —Amadeus
Representing the Delos flute series here is Italian virtuoso Raffaele Trevisani, recognized as one of the outstanding flutists of his generation, who has been praised consistently for his style, musicality and beautiful tone quality.
“The light and color of Venice permeates the music, particularly in the Vivaldi and Albinoni; but each of the six concertos reveals individual characteristics that make for multiple surprises and delights. Stylistically secure string playing, all rococo grace combined with structural strength, supports the soloist’s most extravagant utterances and completes the portrait of the flute soloist as the newest prima donna on the musical scene in an 18th century Italy addicted to the vocal beauties of grand opera.” – Stefano Cannetta, Italian Flute Concertos
“Raffi” Trevisani has made a range of recordings for Delos, including C.P.E. Bach Flute Concertos (DE 3312), Mercadante Flute Concertos (DE 3372), Bach Trio Sonatas (DE 3391) and his own arrangements of Mozart Violin Sonatas for Flute and Piano (DE 3367). One of the very few pupils of Sir James Galway, Raffi now owns and plays Galway’s 14-carat gold Muramatsu flute.
Other virtuoso flutists with memorable performances on Delos include Joshua Smith (Bach Flute Sonatas, DE 3402); Thomas Robertello (Telemann Flute Fantasies, DE 3396); Jean-Pierre Rampal (“Magic Flutes” DE 3226, “Romantic Music for Two Flutes” DE 3212); Eugenia Zukerman (“Incantation” DE 3184, “Aria” DE 3209); and Oleg Sergeev (Music for Harp and Flute (DE 3303), and “Flight of the Bumblebee” on “Showpieces and Encores” DE 3284).
Albums mentioned in this posting (Click on title to purchase):
Raffaele Trevisani – Italian Flute Concertos (DE 3332)
Raffaele Trevisani – C.P.E. Bach Flute Concertos (DE 3312)
Raffaele Trevisani – Mercadante Flute Concertos (DE 3372)
Raffaele Trevisani – Mozart Violin Sonatas for Flute and Piano (DE 3367)
Raffaele Trevisani – Bach Trio Sonatas (DE 3391)
Joshua Smith – Bach Flute Sonatas, DE 3402
Oleg Sergeev – Music for Harp and Flute (DE 3303)
Oleg Sergeev – Showpieces and Encores (DE 3284)
Jean-Pierre Rampal – “Magic Flutes” (DE 3226)
Jean-Pierre Rampal – “Romantic Music for Two Flutes” (DE 3212)