Flute Concerto in D major (Badley D4) [Study Edition]
Year of Publication:
fl pr; pfte
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II. Andante ma non molto
III. Allegro assai
A near contemporary and rival of Haydn, Leopold Hofmann was held in the highest regard in his native Vienna where he served as Kapellmeister at St Stephens Cathedral, a position to which Mozart might have succeeded had he lived. Hofmann was a prolific composer of instrumental music and his solo concertos, of which there are nearly sixty for various instruments, are among the finest written in Vienna during the mid-18th century. Like all of Hofmanns flute concertos the present work is distinguished by its wonderfully idiomatic writing for the solo instrument and its sensitive handling of musical textures.