Cosi fan Flauti: Flutist Robert Stallman Transcribes Mozart
When flutist Robert Stallman speaks about music, one can't help but be drawn in by his knowledge and passion for excellence in all aspects of his work.
Several years ago, Stallman and his wife Hannah started the Bogner's Cafe record label, mainly to distribute Robert's performances, especially his flute transcriptions of music not intended for the flute.
His latest release is Cosi fan Flauti: Mozart for Flute & Orchestra, the title being an obvious "transcription" itself of the famous Mozart opera title, Cosi fan tutte.
The CD is packaged with beautiful pictures and copious notes. But the star is the music. Ondrej Kukel conducts Stallman, along with flutist Isabelle Chapuis, harpist Katerina Englichova, and the Czech Chamber Orchestra in Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, and two of Robert's transcriptions.
The Sinfonia Concertante in D Major for two flutes and orchestra is a recreation of Mozart's Sonata in D Major for two pianos, and the Andante and Rondo in G Major for flute and orchestra is culled from the Haffner Serenade.
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