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François Devienne

Flute Concerto No. 11 in B minor

Flute · keyboard

Jennifer Caesar

Devienne's music has long been highly regarded for its qualities of grace and balance. The flute concertos, which the composer played at the Concerts Spirituels in the 1780s, reflect the elegance and brilliance of classical music in Paris at the time, earning him the title 'the French Mozart'.
Concerto No. 11 in B minor, presented here in an edition for flute and keyboard, is perphaps the most attractive of them all.

This is terrific practice material for any flautist,
and would make an impressive competition piece.
Jennifer Caesar's edition is beautifully clear,
with a minimum of editorial interference,
and this is utterly appropriate in such a virtuosic piece,
where unnecessary slurring and articulation
might only serve to confuse or divert the flautist.

The Consort, Summer 2009
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Flute concerto No. 11 in B minor
hh228.kbd · ISMN 979 0 708059 56 1 · ISBN 978-1-905779-19-2
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