Concerto in E minor for Flute and Piano, Op 19
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“Classical with a darker side.”
Muller's writing is dark and dramatic in this concerto which has twists and turns of harmony and an unexpected structure. The first movement changes frequently from minor to major, the slow movement uses the full compass of the flute to weave its melodic line, and Muller uses a theme and variations structure as a finale. This sparkles despite the predominant minor key, and you will need very good articulation to fully convey the character. It's all very unusual and wonderful to play!
From the Publisher
August Eberhard Müller is chiefly remembered as a keyboard composer, but for a time he was also the principal flautist of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. As a confirmed Mozartian, he followed the classical pattern in his concertos for flute and orchestra, and the present work, published here for the first time since 1801, is an attractive and virtuoso piece in the less usual minor tonality. It is edited by Nikolai Jaeger and Christopher Hogwood with a useful introduction that includes points of performance practice drawn from Müller’s own flute tutor. The full score and instrumental parts, and a keyboard reduction with solo part, are now available.
"Edition HH strikes gold once more with the beautifully clear publication of the flute concerto in E minor by August Eberhard Müller (1767-1817), edited by Christopher Hogwood and Nikolai Jaeger." - The Consort
Performance duration (approx): 20'
- Allegretto con variatizioni