[DVD] Flute Concertos At Sanssouci (Emmanuel Pahud)
Emmanuel Pahud, the Berlin Philharmonic's principal flautist, celebrates the 300th anniversary of Frederick the Great's birth with a concert recorded in the Royal Theatre of Potsdam's Neues Palais, one of the architectural gems erected by the Prussian king within the World Heritage palace ensemble of Sanssouci. Not only was Frederick an eminent ruler and philosopher, he was also a passionate flautist, a talented composer and patron of music, who appointed to his court such renowned musicians of his day as J.J. Quantz, C.P.E. Bach and Franz Benda. Accompanied by the Kammerakademie Potsdam directed by Trevor Pinnock, Emmanuel Pahud performs works by these three composers together with a composition written by Frederick the Great himself.