Solomon: The Spohr Collection. Historical Flutes (24/192 FLAC)
Solomon: The Spohr Collection. Historical Flutes (24/192 FLAC)

Composer: Jacques Morel, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Marie Leclair, Jacques Hotteterre Le Romain, Jean-Baptiste Barrière, Georg Philipp Telemann, Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer: Ashley Solomon
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Channel
Release: 2020
Size: 2.16 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Jacques Morel:
01. Chaconne in G major

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Trio Sonata No. 1 in E flat major, BWV525
02. I. Untitled
03. II. Adagio
04. III. Allegro

Jean-Marie Leclair:
Sonata No.V in G major Op. 1
05. I. Andante
06. II. Allegro ma poco
07. III. Gavotta-Gratioso
08. IV. Allegro assai

Jacques Hotteterre Le Romain:
Ornamented Airs and Brunettes
09. Prelude – Pourquoy, doux rossignol
10. Prelude – L’autre jour ma Cloris

Jean-Baptiste Barrière:
Sonata a tre No. 2 in D minor
11. I. Adagio
12. II. Allegro
13. III. Aria-largo
14. IV. Giga

Georg Philipp Telemann:
15. Fantasia for solo flute No. 8 in E minor, TWV 40:9
Sonata TWV 41:e2 in E minor for violin or flute & b.c.
16. I. Grave
17. II. Vivace
18. III. Cunando
19. IV. Vivace

Pietro Antonio Locatelli:
Flute Sonata, Op. 2 No. 1 in C major
20. I. Andante
21. II. Adagio
22. III. Presto

In 2002 Florilegium became involved with Bolivian Baroque and since 2003 Ashley has been training vocalists and instrumentalists there. Initially solo singers, he formed Arakaen – dar Bolivia Choir in 2005. In 2008 Ashley was the first European to receive the prestigious Bolivian Hans Roth Prize, given to him in recognition of the enormous assistance he has given to the Bolivian indigenous people, their presence on the international stage and the promotion and preservation of this music.

For the last 28 years of collaboration with Channel Classics my main inspiration for recording has always been repertoire, either to convey our individual interpretation of known pieces I am passionate about or to present otherwise unknown repertoire for the very first time. This recording, however, came about through a chance encounter with a remarkable private collection of flutes, held in Frankfurt. This collection includes several hundred historical flutes, spanning the history of the instrument from one of the earliest surviving 3-piece French flutes made by Chattillion in c.1680. Many of these are baroque and other one-keyed flutes and most of them have not been used in recordings before. The collection includes some of the finest examples of playable baroque flutes anywhere in instruments at the time of their manufacture. I am grateful to the owner for his insight, commentary and images of each flute that follows under “The Instruments” below, allowing the listener to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of the particular characteristics of each flute.

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