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As prolific a composer as Haydn, Franz Anton Hoffmeister was a formative figure in his day, also acting as a significant music publisher for Mozart and Beethoven. Meeting the tastes of the time with a perfect blend of grace and artistry, both of these flute concertos are filled with radiant elegance and catchy melodies, allied to symphonic dimensions and passages of remarkable virtuosity for the soloist.
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto No. 24 in D major
II. Alla polacca ma lento
III. Rondo: Moderato
Franz Anton Hoffmeister: Flute Concerto No. 21 in D major
II. Romanza: Adagio
III. Rondo: Allegro
23rd July 2013
“Meier's gold flute has an appropriately luxurious tone, and although Hoffmeister's music does not quite demand "extreme virtuosity" or "place severe technical demands on the soloist" as the notes claim, he has no easy ride either. Yet he flutters and cruises gracefully along”