FRANZ ANTON HOFFMEISTER (1754-1812): 6 Flute Quartets, Op. 18.
Catalogue Number: 03W035
Description: These recordings by Blau and his fellow members of the Berlin Philharmonic place Hoffmeister’s output in close proximity to Mozart and Haydn, and in the vicinity of early Beethoven. The solo parts are evidently tailor-made for the flute, and their virtuoso passages seem modeled on cadenzas from Mozart piano concertos. Andreas Blau (flute), Christoph Streuli (violin), Ulrich Knörzer (viola), David Ringer (cello).