JINDŘICH FELD (1925-2007): Flute Concerto, MIKIS THEODORAKIS (b.1925): Adagio for Flute, String Orchestra and Percussion, MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Flute Concerto No. 2, Op. 148bis.
Catalogue Number: 09T008
Label: Hännsler Classic
Description: A great month for 20th-century flute concertos continues with a new recording of the Rampal-commissioned Feld work of 1954, whose first movement is one of those dark, bracing, wind-swept utterances which one associates with the string works Honegger and others produced for Paul Sacher before the war (the orchestra is only strings and percussion but with a very active piano), followed by a tragic Largo, punctuated by heavy timpani beats, which is an elegy for Feld's recently deceased father. The finale is upbeat and cheerfully neo-classical but storms threaten again in its second subject before light wins out. Weinberg’s 1987 concerto, relaxed, resigned and melancholy, is heard here in its version for string orchestra. Kathrin Christians (flute), Württember Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn; Ruben Gazarian.