New release: Philidor: Suites for Flute and B.C. | Jed Wentz
Little of Pierre Danican Philidor's (1681-1731) music survived beyond these 12 suites, recorded and released in June 2021 by Musica ad Rhenum, Jed Wentz (traverso), Marion Moonen (traverso), Cassandra Luckhardt (viola da gamba) and Michael Borgstede (harpsichord).
The Danican Philidor family was a musical one, with close ties, spanning several generations, to the royal house of France. Several members of the family wrote music for wind instruments, including the newly fashionable flûte traversière.
This newly recorded 2-CD set contains the complete Suites for Flute and Basso Continuo by Pierre Danican Philidor. The twelve suites, published in three separate books, are partly for two flutes without bass and partly for flute solo and basso continuo.