Patrick Gallois (flute), Maria Prinz (piano)
When he was eight years old WA Mozart wrote a series of duo sonatas sanctioned for violin or flute and keyboard. Written in London, they were dedicated to Queen Charlotte. The sonatas performed on this disc were written much later for violin but, using that earlier precedent, have been transcribed for flute by one of the world's greatest exponents of the instrument, Patrick Gallois. Memorably tuneful, they represent different stages of Mozart's development and are beautifully suited to their new guise. Patrick Gallois was appointed principal flute in the Orchestre National de France (then under Lorin Maazel) at the age of 21, playing under
many famous conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Karl Bohm, Sergiu Celibidache and Seiji Ozawa. In 2003 he was appointed Musical Director of the Sinfonia Finlandia Jyvaskyla and tours regularly with the orchestra.
Mozart Sonata in F major K376, Sonata in B-flat major K570, Sonata in F major K377, Sonata in B-flat major K378