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Flute - Greatest Hits

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino"
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031
>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c)
>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Fauré, Gabriel : Pavane, Op. 50
>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera
>Debussy, Claude : Syrinx
>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlesienne, suite for orchestra no 2
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Carnival of the animals
>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
>Nielsen, Carl : Concerto for Flute, FS 119
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Varèse, Edgard : Density 21.5
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Marie-Claire Jamet , Marielle Nordmann, Naoko Yoshino (harp); Frantisek Posta (violin); Frantisek Slama (cello); Shigenori Kudo, William Bennett , Lawrence Beauregard, Jean-Pierre Rampal , Per Flemstrom, Christian Larde, Alain Marion (flute); Tommy Johnson (tuba); John Steele Ritter (piano); Josef Hala, Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord); Zsuzsa Pertis (organ); Shelly Manne (drums).

Flute Greatest Hits is an entertaining budget-line collection of familiar classical selections and traditional pop songs arranged in an easy-listening style. None of these performances are definitive, but the disc makes for pleasant background music. ~ Stephen Eddins



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Works Details

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Flute in D major, Op. 10 no 3/RV 428 "Il gardellino" :: 1st movement, allegro
  • Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: I Solisti Veneti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1729
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera"
  • Performers: Zsuzsa Pertis (Organ); Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Ensemble: Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 :: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Josef Hála (Harpsichord); Frantisek Posta (Violin); Frantisek Slama (Cello)
  • Conductor: Milan Munclinger
  • Ensemble: Ars Rediviva Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Milan Munclinger
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1738
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 :: Badinerie
  • Performer: William Bennett (Flute)
  • Conductor: Raymond Leppard
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra (Chamber orchestra)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031 :: ll. Siciliano
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1730-1734
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Christoph W. Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Flute no 1 in G major, K 313 (285c) :: 3rd movement, Rondo
  • Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Zubin Mehta
  • Ensemble: Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1778.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1778
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Traditional, English : Greensleeves, folk song
  • Performers: Shigenori Kudo (Flute); Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Notes: Arranged: L. Fleury
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1600
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: no 12c, Act 2 - Chinese Dance "Tea"
  • Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: no 12e, Act 2 - Dance of the Flutes "Toy Trumpets"
  • Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Conductor: Michael Thomas
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Pavane, Op. 50
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Marielle Nordmann (Harp)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Notes: Arranged: Henri Busser
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 04/16/1898
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bizet, Georges : Carmen, opera :: Act 3 Prelude "Intermezzo"
  • Performers: Marie-Claire Jamet (Harp); Christian Larde (Flute)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1873-1874
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Debussy, Claude : Syrinx
  • Performer: Christian Larde (Flute)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Bizet, Georges : L' Arlésienne, suite for orchestra no 2 :: 3rd movement, Minuet
  • Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal
  • Conductor: Shigenobu Yamaoka
  • Ensemble: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Ernest Guiraud
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1876
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Placido Domingo (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Placido Domingo
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Jean-Pierre Rampal and Stephen Dodgson
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Marielle Nordmann (Harp)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Carnival of the animals :: no 10, Aviary
  • Performer: Alain Marion (Flute)
  • Conductor: Philippe Entremont
  • Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
  • Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
  • Running Time: 1 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
  • Performers: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute); Shelly Manne (Drums); John Ritter (Piano); Tommy Johnson (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Notes: Arranged: John Steele Ritter
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Nielsen, Carl : Concerto for Flute, FS 119 :: 2nd mvt, Allegretto - Adagio ma non troppo
  • Performer: Per Flemström (Flute)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Ensemble: Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1926
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Jean-Pierre Rampal (Flute)
  • Conductor: Michel Colombier
  • Ensemble: The Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Michel Colombier
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Edgard Varèse (Conductor/Director) (1883 - 1965) : Density 21.5
  • Performer: Lawrence Beauregard (Flute)
  • Conductor: Claudio Scimone
  • Notes: Composition written: 1936.
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1936
  • Studio/Live: Studio