“Karg-Elert: Complete Works For Flute”
Flute Sonata in F sharp minor, Op. 140,
Impressions exotiques, Op. 134,
Sinfonische Kanzone Op. 114 for flute & piano,
Sonata in B flat major Op. 121,
Studies for Flute, Op. 107,
Suite pointillistique Op. 135 for flute & piano.
Thies Roorda (Flute), Nata Tsvereli (Piano).
Karg-Elert occupies a remarkable niche in the history of German music. He is best known for his compositions for organ and harmonium but this first recording of his complete works for flute, reveals a completely individual voice. The ground-breaking Sonata in B flat, Op. 121 stretches virtuosity to the instrument’s limits, the Suite pointillistique is exquisitely colourful and the Sonata appassionata romantically expressive. Each work, not least the challenging Caprices, reflects Karg-Elert’s kaleidoscopic imagination, and represents a significant body of music for the flute in the twentieth century.