Rolla, Alessandro: Two flute quartets, Op. 2
Celebrated string virtuoso Alessandro Rolla (1757–1841), Paganini's teacher, is also known for his chamber music. These two delightful quartets, if technically unchallenging for the flautist, display the composer's characteristic concertante writing, especially in the outer movements of both works, where the solo episodes are largely given to the violin and the viola.
“From the perspective of the text itself, the editor clearly has had quite a task on his hands in collating the parts from both editions and in reconciling their inconsistencies, as well as in providing some indication of dynamics and expression, which are almost totally absent from the sources. This has been done with admirable attention to detail. The usual high standard of presentation and editorial rigour are once again in evidence from Edition HH.”