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Boccherini: Flute Quintets / Auser Musici

Album Summary

>Boccherini, Luigi : Quintet for Flute and Strings in E-flat major, Op. 19 no 1/G 425
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Making its Hyperion debut, Auser Musici is a vocal and instrumental ensemble founded in 1997 by Carlo Ipata and named after an ancient river once flowing near its Italian home town of Pisa. Comprised of instrumentalists and singers with an international reputation who are also expert in historically based performance, the young group has already been heard stateside at the Miami Baroque Festival. This first disc, devoted to Luigi Boccherini's flute quintets, is the fruit of advanced research into lesser-known chamber works by the composer.

'These are delightful works played with a persuasively affectionate period-instrument style, with a felicitous lead from the nimble and gently expressive flautist, Carlo Ipata. Hyperion do the players proud in their debut recording; we shall surely hear more of them' (Gramophone)

'Listening to these six quintets, one is immediately captivated by a charm and invention that, while of a different nature, easily equals that of Haydn or Mozart ... The playing is exceptional ... Beautifully recorded in the Oratorio di S Domenico, Pisa, this is an auspicious debut for Auser Musici on Hyperion. Further recordings are planned - let's hope we don't have to wait too long for them' (International Record Review)

''Finest of all is the opening Allegro of the G-minor Quintet, a movement of tensely swirling, surging passions. The Italian ensemble Auser Musici ... capture admirably the spirit of Boccherini's multi-faceted world' (Goldberg)

'I was pleasantly surprised with this disc. The music is typical Boccherini, charming and with a certain amount of energy... but the performances by Auser Musici flow beautifully. They have both inner energy and a smile' (Fanfare, USA)

'These are enjoyable performances. Number 4 is particularly attractive, with its beautifully paced Adagio assai, lyrical flute and virtuoso cello playing' (Early Music Review)


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>Boccherini, Luigi : Quintet for Flute and Strings in E-flat major, Op. 19 no 1/G 425
  • Ensemble: Auser Musici
  • Notes: Oratorio di S. Domenico, Pisa, Italy (03/30/2007-03/31/2007)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1774