In this edition, the Dutch flutist Rien de Reede undertakes a journey into the 18th century. The collection contains 34 works for solo flute, which have been selected with great care and edited according to music history aspects. Thus, the edition not only shines with a colourful compilation of solo works that stand out from one another in regard to their character. It is also as a historical testimony to the structural state of the flute at the time and the associated technical possibilities as well as the approach to composing for this instrument at that time. In addition to a number of multi-movement works, Rien de Reede publishes a number of wonderful individual pieces. In terms of composition, they are often characterized by the use of arpeggiated motifs and themes, large intervallic leaps or the ideas of suggested polyphony. Harmonic playfulness, required virtuosity, and the seemingly omnipresent balance of registers provide a constantly renewing tension in the individual movements. Not all works can be attributed to a composer, often one can only speculate. Of course the names of great artists of this epoch such as Quantz, Blavet, Taillart, Mahaut and others which had a decisive influence on the flute, are not missing.
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