Flute Concerto in D minor
From the Publisher
Of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s flute concertos, the one in d minor is by far the best known, even though its authenticity has been repeatedly doubted. A version of the same concerto for harpsichord and orchestra is “genuine C.P.E.” and this has always been regarded as the original version. An in-depth study of all source findings does, however, suggest that Bach composed the flute version first. Our editor, the flautist András Adorján, is thus able to present a musical text in which many transmission errors have been eliminated. The edition is rounded off by a preface from the C.P.E. Bach specialist Wolfram Enßlin.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).