Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

22/12/2017

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Summary

Considering that neither Bach nor any member of his family played the instrument, the flute is a remarkably strong presence both in his domestic chamber music and his orchestral works. Flautist Sharon Bezaly and London Baroque perform a range of Bach's flute music from the Solo Partita, his only solo work for the flute, through two of his sonatas to movements from the Suite in B minor which highlight the flute. Handel: Sonata in B minor, Op 1 No 9. Bach: Sonata in A minor, BWV 1013, for unaccompanied flute (3rd movement: Sarabande). Kalevi Aho): Solo III for flute (2nd mvt: Presto). Bach: Flute Sonata in E major, BWV 1035. Bach: Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 (movts 5 - Polonaise; 6 - Menuett; 7 - Badinerie). Sharon Bezaly (flute). London Baroque: Charles Medlam (cello) Terence Charlston (harpsichord). Recorded at Wigmore Hall in London and first broadcast in 2007.
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