Composer:Frederick the Great, Johann Joachim Quantz, Franz Benda
Artists:Trevor Pinnock (Harpsichord), Emmanuel Pahud (Flute)
Frederick the Great: Flute Concerto No. 3 in C major
Johann Joachim Quantz: Capriccio in G major, Capriccio in B major, Flute Concerto, in G major, Preludio in D major
Franz Benda: Flute Concerto in E minor
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Flute Sonata in A minor
Emmanuel Pahud, the Berliner Philharmoniker’s principal flautist, celebrates the 300th anniversary of Frederick the Great’s birth with a concert recorded in the Royal Theatre of Potsdam’s Neues Palais, one of the architectural gems erected by the Prussian king within the World Heritage palace ensemble of Sanssouci. Not only was Frederick an eminent ruler and philosopher, he was also a passionate flautist, a talented composer and patron of music, who appointed to his court such renowned musicians of his day as J. J. Quantz, C. P. E. Bach and Franz Benda. Accompanied by the Kammerakademie Potsdam directed by Trevor Pinnock Emmanuel Pahud performs works by these three composers together with a composition written by Frederick the Great himself.