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Johann Joachim Quantz Flute Concertos

(Naxos 8.573120)

Available on the Naxos site and on Amazon

(New Release!) World Premiere CD of Quantz Flute Concertos

This CD is receiving critical acclaim!

The program presents four concertos spanning the composer’s career, including a lost concerto rediscovered by Oleskiewicz, and Quantz’s last concerto (no. 300), left incomplete at his death and completed by Frederick “the Great.” Read Mary’s detailed liner notes about these works.

Flute Concerto in A minor, No. 123 (QV 5:238)
1. Allegretto
2. Arioso ma non troppo
3. Allegro assai
Flute Concerto in G major, No. 151 (QV 5:165)
1. Allegretto
2. Arioso
3. Presto
Flute Concerto in C minor, No. 300 (QV 5:38)
1. Allegro
2. Lento
3. Vivace
Flute Concerto in D minor, No. 113 (QV 5:38)
1. Allegro
2. Lento
3. Vivace

Mary Oleskiewicz, baroque transverse flute after J. J. Quantz, a′ = 385 Hz
Concerto Armonico
Miklos Spanyi, director

Artistic Director: Mary Oleskiewicz
Released July 2013

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Seven Flute Sonatas by King Frederick “The Great” of Prussia

(Hungaroton Classic, HCD 32698)

World Premiere Recording

Recorded in the historic royal music room of King Frederick II “the Great” (1712–86), Sanssouci Palace, Potsdam, Germany

  1. Sonata no. 126 in A minor for flute and basso continuo (Spitta no. 21)
    1. Recitativo – Adagio – Recitativo
  2. Sonata no. 146 in C major for flute and basso continuo (Sp. no. 40)
    1. Grave e sostenuto
  3. Sonata no. 182 in B-flat major for flute and basso continuo (Sp. no. 76)
  4. Sonata no. 184 in G minor for flute and basso continuo (Sp. no. 78)
  5. Sonata no. 189 in B minor for flute and basso continuo (Sp. no. 83)
  6. Sonata no. 261 in F major for flute and basso continuo (Sp. no. 118)
    2. Staccato-Allegro di molto
  7. Sonata no. 214 in D minor for flute and basso continuo (Sp. no. 107)

Mary Oleskiewicz, baroque transverse flute after J. J. Quantz, a′ = 385 Hz
Balász Máté, violoncello after Stradivarius
David Schulenberg, fortepiano after Gottfried Silbermann

Artistic Director: Mary Oleskiewicz
Released November 2011

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Seven Flute Sonatas by Johann Joachim Quantz

(Hungaroton Classic, HCD 32617)

World premiere recording

  1. Sonata in A major for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:145 (no. 274)
    1. Allegro
  2. Sonata in G major for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:111 (no. 232)
  3. Sonata in E minor for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:71 (no. 101)
  4. Sonata in D major for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:33 (no. 219)
    2. Allegretto
  5.  Sonata in G minor for flute and harpsichord obbligato, QV 2:35
  6.  Sonata in C minor for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:14 (no. 305)
  7.  Sonata in F major for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:89 (no. 349)
    1. Cantabile me non troppo Lento

Mary Oleskiewicz, baroque transverse flute after Quantz, a′ = 385 Hz
David Schulenberg, harpsichord
Stephanie Vial, violoncello

Artistic director: Mary Oleskiewicz
Released June 2011

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Six Flute Quartets by Johann Joachim Quantz

(Hungaroton Classic, HCD 32286)

World premiere recording

  1. Quartet no. 1 in D Major
    1. Vivace
  2. Quartet no. 2 in E Minor
  3. Quartet no. 3 in G Major
  4. Quartet no. 4 in G Minor
  5. Quartet no. 5 in C Major
  6. Quartet no. 6 in B Minor

Mary Oleskiewicz, baroque transverse flute after Quantz, aʹ = 385 Hz
Elizabeth Field, violin
Daniel Elyar, viola
Stephanie Vial, cello
David Schulenberg, harpsichord

Artistic Director: Mary Oleskiewicz
Released October 2004

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Quantz Flute Sonatas

(Naxos, CD 8.555064)

World Premiere Recording

The program presents solo and trio sonatas from the composer’s Dresden period (1718 to 1741).

  1. Sonata in D major for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:42
  2. Sonata in G minor for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:116
  3. Trio Sonata in D major for two flutes and basso continuo, QV 2:15*
  4. Sonata in C major for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:9
  5. Sonata in G minor for flute and basso continuo, QV 1:128
  6. Trio Sonata in E♭ major for two flutes and basso continuo, QV 2:17*

Mary Oleskiewicz, baroque transverse flute after Quantz, a′ = 385 Hz
David Schulenberg, harpsichord, fortepiano
Stephanie Vial, cello
*Jean-François Beaudin, flute II

Artistic Director: Mary Oleskiewicz
Released February 2003

Downloadable MP3s of all of the CDs are sold at http://www.classicsonline.com. Those wishing to access Mary’s liner notes, which contain her latest research on the works recorded, will want to obtain the actual disk.