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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 2 in D Major for Flute and Orchestra, K.314

Julius Baker, flute

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor
1. I. Allegro aperto
2. II. Adagio ma non troppo
3. III. Rondo: Allegretto

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in G Minor, Op. 1, No. 2, HWV360
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello

4. I. Larghetto
5. II. Andante
6. III. Adagio
7. IV. Presto

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in C Major, Op. 1, No. 7, HWV365
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello

8. I. Larghetto
9. II. Allegro
10. III. Larghetto
11. IV. A tempo di gavotte; Allegro

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in E Minor, Op. 1, No. 1b, HWV359b
Paula Robison, flute
Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
12. I. Grave
13. II. Allegro
14. III. Adagio
15. IV. Allegro

16. Claude Debussy: Syrinx for Solo Flute, L.129
Paula Robison, flute

Claude Debussy: Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp, L.137
Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Heidi Lehwalder, harp
17. I. Pastorale: Lento, dolce rubato
18. II. Interlude: Tempo di Minuetto
19. III. Finale: Allegro moderato ma risoluto

François Devienne: Duo III for Flute & Viola
Paula Robison, flute; Scott Nickrenz, viola
20. I. Allegro con espressione
21. II. Rondo

George Phillip Telemann: Suite in A Minor

for Flute & Strings, TWV55:a2
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
22. I. Ouverture
23. II. Les Plaisirs 1 and 2
24. III. Air à l’italien
25. IV. Menuet 1 and 2
26. V. Réjouissance
27. VI. Passepied 1 and 2
28. VII. Polonaise

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet No.1 in D Major, K.285
Paula Robison, flute; Koichiro Harada, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Sadao Harada, cello
29. I. Allegro
30. II. Adagio
31. III. Rondo: Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 2 in G Major, K.285a
Paula Robison, flute; Koichiro Harada, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Sadao Harada, cello
32. I. Andante
33. II. Tempo di menuetto

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 3 in C, K.285b
Paula Robison, flute; Koichiro Harada, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Sadao Harada, cello
34. I. Allegro
35. II. Theme and Variations: Andantino

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Flute Quartet No. 4 in A, K.298
Paula Robison, flute; Koichiro Harada, violin; Kazuhide Isomura, viola; Sadao Harada, cello
36. I. Theme and Variations: Andante
37. II. Menuetto. Trio
38. III. Rondo: Allegro grazioso

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Flute, Strings & Continuo in D Major ‘Il gardellino’, Op. 10/3, RV 428
Julius Baker, flute

Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor
39. I. Allegro
40. II. Largo
41. III. Allegro

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in A Minor, HWV 374 (“Halle Sonata” No. 1)
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
42. I. Adagio
43. II. Allegro
44. III. Adagio
45. IV. Allegro

George Frideric Handel: Flute Sonata in E minor, HWV 375 (“Halle Sonata” No. 2)
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
46. I. Adagio
47. II. Allegro
48. III. Grave
49. IV. Minuet

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in B Minor, HWV 376 (“Halle Sonata” No. 3)
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
50. I. Adagio
51. II. Allegro
52. III. Largo
53. IV. Allegro

Benjamin Godard: Suite de trois morceaux, Op. 116
Paula Robison, flute; Samuel Sanders, piano
54. I. Allegretto
55. II. Idylle
56. III. Valse

Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Sonata in D Major, Op. 50
Paula Robison, flute; Samuel Sanders, piano
57. I. Allegro con brio
58. II. Andante
59. III. Rondo Pastorale

Philippe Gaubert: Nocturne and Allegro Scherzando
Paula Robison, flute; Samuel Sanders, piano
60. I. Nocturne
61. II. Allegro scherzando

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No.1 in G Major

for Flute and Orchestra, K.313
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
62. I. Allegro maestoso
63. II. Adagio ma non troppo
64. III. Rondo: Tempo di minuetto

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Flute & Keyboard

in B Minor, BWV 1030
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
65. I. Andante
66. II. Largo e dolce
67. III. Presto

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Flute & Keyboard

in E-flat Major, BWV 1031
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
68. I. Allegro
69. II. Siciliano
70. III. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for Flute & Keyboard

in A Major, BWV 1032
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
71. I. Vivace
72. II. Largo e dolce
73. III. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for violin & keyboard

in G Minor, BWV 1020
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
74. I. Allegro moderato
75. II. Adagio
76. III. Allegro

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, K. 299/297c
Julius Baker, flute; Hubert Jelinek, harp

I Solists di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
77. I. Allegro
78. II. Andantino
79. III. Rondeau-Allegro

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in G Major, Op. 1, No. 5, HWV363b
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
80. I. Adagio
81. II. Allegro
82. III. Adagio
83. IV. Bourée
84. V. Minuet

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in F Major, Op. 1, No. 11, HWV369
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
85. I. Larghetto
86. II. Allegro
87. III. Alla siciliana
88. IV. Allegro

George Frideric Handel: Sonata in B Minor, Op. 1, No. 9, HWV367b
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
89. I. Largo
90. II. Vivace
91. III. Presto
92. IV. Adagio
93. V. Alla breve
94. VI. Andante
95. VII. A tempo di menuet

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in Partita in A Minor

for Flute, BWV 1013
Paula Robison, flute
96. I. Allemande
97. II. Corrente
98. III. Sarabande
99. IV. Bourrée anglaise

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in C Major, BWV 1033
Paula Robison, flute; Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
100. I. Andante—Presto; Allegro
101. II. Adagio; Menuetto

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in E Minor, BWV 1034
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
102. I. Adagio ma non tanto
103. II. Allegro
104. III. Andante
105. IV. Allegro

Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in E Major, BWV 1035
Paula Robison, flute

Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord; Timothy Eddy, cello
106. I. Adagio ma non tanto
107. II. Allegro
108. III. Siciliano
109. IV. Allegro assai

Antonio Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in G Minor for Flute, RV 104
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
110. I. Largo
111. II. Presto, Fantasmi
112. III. Largo, Il Sonno
113. IV. Allegro

114. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Andante in C Major

for Flute and Orchestra, K.315
Julius Baker, flute; Vienna State Opera Orchestra; Felix Prohaska, conductor

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Piccolo, Strings & Continuo

in C Major, RV 443
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
115. I. Allegro
116. II. Largo
117. III. Allegro molto

118. Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck: Dance of the Blessed Spirits from “Orfeo ed Euridice”
Julius Baker, flute; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto for Piccolo, Strings & Continuo

in A Minor, RV 445
Julius Baker, piccolo; I Solisti di Zagreb; Antonio Janigro, conductor
119. I. Allegro
120. II. Larghetto
121. III. Allegro molto
122. IV. Allegro non molto
123. V. Largo
124. V. Allegro molto

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Why so much attention to the flute repertoire in the Vanguard/Bach Guild catalog? And, to further complicate, why is most of the repertoire well outside the usual baroque-era specialization that helped to define the label? In fact, there is less than 2 hours of baroque and classical era flute music played on original instruments (Tafelmusik, Production III with Harnoncourt and the Concentus Musicus Wien). However, as the potential buyer of this Big Flute Box can see, the Bach Guild can easily offer over 10 hours of flute repertoire.
Some of the answer comes from the role of the record label in the 1950s – labels rushed to offer “their” versions of the standard repertoire, or, with flute repertoire, commercially viable recordings that might be just slightly off the mainstream path.
The recordings during this time frame feature Julius Baker, the first chair flutist from the Columbia Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, and head of the Curtis School of Music’s flute program. His recordings were all orchestral, and were made with I Solisti di Zagreb. Baker covered the complete orchestral works for flute of Mozart, and assorted flute works were used as filler for those three LPs.
Baker referred one of his star pupils to Seymour Solomon, and Vanguard was able to expand its flute catalog using the talents of Paula Robison. Having covered most of the “commercial” flute repertoire, Robison’s recordings for Vanguard are all in the recital vein. The heart of her excellent contributions to the Vanguard catalog are the complete flute sonatas of J.S. Bach and George Frederic Handel. Together with world-class partners Kenneth Cooper and Timothy Eddy, these recordings have been a bedrock of Vanguard’s catalog for over 30 years.
Paula Robison’s adventurous repertoire pushed Vanguard into recording flute music well outside the brand name composers, and much of that fine music is featured here, again with top-notch accompanists like the Tokyo String Quartet and pianist Samuel Sanders. All of this material has been released on CD, but this Big Box does mark much of its appearance in digital download form.

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