FRIEDRICH KUHLAU (1786-1832): Grande Sonate for Piano and Flute, Op. 69, Grande Sonate for Piano and obliggato Flute, Op. 83/1, Grande Sonate Concertante for Piano and Flute, Op. 85.
Catalogue Number: 07P020
Label: Fra Bernardo
Reference: fb 1209102
Description: Kuhlau's flute-and-piano works are marked by considerable virtuosity in a cosmopolitan yet personal style which reflects the influence of Mozart and Beethoven and which earned him the sobriquet "the Beethoven of the flute". These are the only period instrument recordings of Opp. 83 and 69 and there is no other current recording of Op. 69, by far the lightest of the three in manner and style. Charles Zebley (flute), Linda Nicholson (c. 1828 Graf fortepiano).