About the album
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!
11Sonate Opus 30 No. 3 G-Dur Allegro assai
12Sonate Opus 30 No. 3 G-Dur Tempo di Minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
13Sonate Opus 30 No. 3 G-Dur Allegro vivace
14Variationen Opus 107 No. 4 - Allegretto Scherzando über das Irische Volkslied St. Patrick’s day
15Sonate Opus 17 F-Dur Allegro moderato
16Sonate Opus 17 F-Dur Poco Adagio, quasi Andante
17Sonate Opus 17 F-Dur Rondo, Allegro moderato
18Variationen Opus 107 No. 7 - Andante über das Russische Volkslied Schöne Minka
19Sonate Opus 12 No. 1 D-Dur Allegro con brio
110Sonate Opus 12 No. 1 D-Dur Tema con Variazioni, Andante con moto
111Sonate Opus 12 No. 1 D-Dur Rondo, Allegro