Muse Mentors

FLUTE STORIES - Friedrich Kuhlau's Arietta and Variations on a Theme of Mozart

February 28, 2024 Karen Kevra Season 2 Episode 19
Muse Mentors
FLUTE STORIES - Friedrich Kuhlau's Arietta and Variations on a Theme of Mozart
Show Notes

Fredrich Kuhlau (1786–1832) was a Danish composer of the late Classical and early Romantic periods who wrote prodigiously for the flute.  The final movement of his Fantasie for Solo Flute in D major, "Arietta and Variations" is charming,  virtuosic, and fun! The aria "Bati, Bati"  from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni is the theme. The operatic spirit shines in this 4 minute long gem.

Georg Philip Telemann, Fantaisie No. 12, performed by Karen Kevra, flute

Georg Friedrich Händel, Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430:  IV. Air con Variazioni "The Harmonious Blacksmith" performed by Murray Perahia, piano 

Franz Schubert's Theme, from the Introduction, Theme, and Variations on "Trockne Blumen", D. 802 performed by Karen Kevra, flute and Jeffrey Chappell, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Overture from Don Giovanni, K. 527, Hans Vonk, Staatskapelle Dresden

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Aria: "Batti, batti, o bel Masetto", Cecelia Bartoli, soprano, Wiener Kammerorchester  

Friedrich Kuhlau, Fantasie for Solo Flute in D major (Op. 38, No. 1),  movement 3, "Arietta and Variations", performed by Karen Kevra, flute


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