Beethoven Flute Sonatas
Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven Flute Sonatas

Raymond Honing

Label: Aliud
Format: CD
Barcode: 8717775551119
Catalog number: ACDBN 0922
Releasedate: 05-05-17
- Raymond Honing is playing a Traverso which is made as they were made in those days.

- Even Ursula Dütschler is playing on a Pianoforte as used in that period.

- A very special album which sounds as real as possible according to Beehovens period.
The Franco-Dutch flutist and conductor Louis Drouet (1792-1873) was one of the great soloists of his day. Born in Amsterdam, he began his career at the court of Louis Bonaparte, then king of Holland. The King was so impressed with the 15-year-old flutist that he presented him with a crystal flute by the famous Parisian maker Claude Laurent, a flute which today belongs to the permanent collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Drouet was later appointed to the court of Napoleon in Paris. Drouet quickly developed an international solo career, performing in much of Europe and even in the United States. With his friend, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, he made concert tours to London and Paris in 1828 and 1829.

The rich depth of Beethoven‘s music is truly a gift for life, since, just as with the sonatas of Bach, there is always something new left to discover. Each interaction with Beethoven‘s music reveals a new part of his musical imagination.

As it should. Never a dull moment with Beethoven!

Raymond Honing
belongs to a new generation of musicians that devotes itself to both early and contemporary music. Having attained three separate degrees from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, namely in flute, traverso and chamber music, he has pursued a career that embraces three centuries of music, performing everything from Baroque music on the one-key traverso to early Romantic music on the eight-key traverso to contemporary music on the modern Boehm flute, including the alto and bass flutes. His relentless exploration of new repertoire is driven by his strong sense of curiosity. What  did a composer have in mind while writing,whether it was yesterday or 200 years ago?  How will a piece impact the audience?

Ursula Dütschler
A native of Thun, Switzerland, began playing harpsichord at the age of five. She  studied with Jörg Ewald Dähler at the conservatory of Bern and with Kenneth Gilbert at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 1990 she moved to the United States to pursue fortepiano studies with Malcolm Bilson at Cornell University.