PIERRE-GABRIEL BUFFARDIN (1693-1768): Flute Sonatas in B Minor, D, E Minor, A, G and G Minor, Concerto in E Minor (First Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 09X016
Reference: RIC 428
Description: Buffardin, a French-born flautist, was active at the court of Dresden. He is known to have been the teacher of Quantz and a friend of Bach, who wrote a few concertante arias for him in his cantatas. He was considered one of the greatest virtuosos of his time. This recording is the world premiere of a recently discovered collection of sonatas. Accompanied by the Concerto à cinq parties, these sonatas combine virtuosity, energy and expressiveness to produce a disc rich in color and novelty. Le Petit Trianon.