Hohler Fels – New Music for Flute
The title track of this album is named after the celebrated Hohle Fels caves in Germany, in which have been found the oldest flutes ever discovered. Paul Goodey’s Concerto is a modern classic for orchestra and no less than four flutes. Also here we have a complex work for two flutes and two clarinets and a typically ‘out-of-the-box’ piece by Christopher Fox for solo alto flute, giving us a well balanced program of new music in which Karin de Fleyt can demonstrate her virtuosity in both traditional and advanced performance techniques.
In the Concerto, Karin de Fleyt is accompanied by the RNCM Wind Orchestra conducted by Mark Heron.
In the Gehlhaar work we welcome Peter Merckx (alto and bass clarinets) and Jakob Fichert (piano)
- Grand Unified Theory of Everything (15:59)
- stone, wind, rain, sun3 (10:43)
- I. Hohler Fels – Venus-Wild Horse (17:01)
- II. Hohler Fels – Water Bird (5:30)
- III. Hohler Fels – Lowenmensch (15:07)
Three large and complex pieces requiring all types of flutes … bursts of gentle near-minimal motion and acidic modernity.” —Grant Chu Covell
I have become more enthusiastic about this release as I have lived with it. There is no question of the skill of these artists, or of the other performers who participate in this recording. They all deal with the often significant performance complexities with admirable virtuosity. The recording quality itself, and the presentation, including extensive notes and biographies of all participants, are exemplary.” —Ronald E. Grames