Leopold Hofmann was among the most prominent Viennese composers of his generation, his music performed all over Europe.
Hofmann’s radiant flute concertos follow the conventions of the day with superlative elegance and a deceptive facility. The solo writing has a lightness, grace and agility perfectly suited to the instrument’s strengths, particularly in the lovely and often rhapsodic slow movements. It is hardly surprising that musicians and audiences found these concertos so beguiling, and they have lost none of their magic today.
A new album released on the Naxos label presents recordings of the four concertos performed by the Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice conducted by Michael Halász, with Uwe Grodd as Flute Soloist.
See our full collection of sheet music by Leopold Hofmann.
Click the scores below to hear recordings of full movements