Flute Concerto in G minor, HWV287
- Editor's Choice
Also available: Parts and Score
This is a lovely concerto that was originally thought to be for oboe but has now been proved to be for flute and strings. Be that as it may, this makes a welcome addition to the Baroque flute concerto repertoire and would be ideal for the fairly advanced player to perform with the local/school orchestra. The flute part is demanding but not daunting and the string parts are very playable by a good string group. While the flute writing is on the low side the accompaniment is at no point overpowering, and as usual with Barenreiter the edition is impeccable. Do try it.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).