ADALBERT GYROWETZ (1763-1850): 3 Flute Quartets, Op. 37.

Catalogue Number: 03Y012

Label: CPO

Reference: 555 435-2

Format: CD

Price: $16.98

Description: The quartets for flute and string trio are all in three movements with the tempo sequence fast-slow-fast. Around 1800 this was rather the exception, since Haydn's mature string quartets had established four movements. The duration of the pieces is about the same as the total duration of a "normal" four-movement chamber work of the time. In addition, it is interesting that the voices, especially those of the flute, violin, but also viola and cello, feature rapid and virtuosic solos. Gyrowetz thus writes a cycle of three lively quartets that want to be nothing more than virtuoso divertissements and amusements with esprit. Ardinghello Ensemble.


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