Emmanuel Pahud, regarded as one of today’s greatest flautists, releases The Flute King – a new recording featuring music written for King Frederick the Great of Prussia, whose own love of music changed the face of the musical scene in continental Europe. King Frederick was known as a great patron of the arts, particularly music, and was himself a very fine flute player and composer. Recorded with the Kammerakademie Potsdam and renowned harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock, The Flute King features works by several of the period’s most celebrated composers will be featured, including C.P.E. Bach, Quantz and J.S. Bach. Furthermore, the 2-CD set contains music composed by King Frederick himself, which is rarely recorded or performed.
The deluxe edition of The Flute King is a 2-CD casebound book with in-depth, insightful essays on the life and times of King Frederick, notes on the featured composers and Pahud. Along with access to exclusive online content, the package also includes a photo gallery of historical images.