The flute. Symbol of life, death and in its phallic form reproduction. Breath turned into sound. Companion of loneliness. Ambassador of courtship. Instrument of kings and shepherds, gods and rat catchers. With an age of more than 40,000 years the oldest known musical instrument – and one of the most diverse, to be found all around the globe.
This collection assembles on 5 CDs some of the most beautiful recordings and best known artists, but also rare and unknown examples can be heard. On nose and traverse flute or recorder made of wood, bamboo, bone or metal.
• Classical music: Bach and Varèse, Prokofiew and Debussy with Severino Gazzelloni, Jean Pierre Rampal or Dorothee Oberlinger.
• Rock and Jazz with for example Jethro Tull, Yusef Lateef, Herbie Mann, Roland Kirk, Teco Cardoso, Theodosii Spassov or Cäsar.
• And from the vast area between Trad. and World Music: Flook!, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Lemmy ‘Special’ Mabaso, Jonas Simonsson, Rakoto Frah, Dario Domin¬gues, Joanie Madden or Sergej Starostin.
As a bonus you’ll get the recording of a joint concert of nine flutists from four continents at TFF Rudolstadt 2013.
Price: 30 Euro