Carl Nielsen, Jacques Ibert, Malcolm Arnold

Flute Concertos

Clara Andrada, flute
Frankfurt Radio Symphony
Jaime Martín, conductor



Sleeve notes in English


January 2020

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1340-2


Track listing

CD 51:54
Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931)
Flute Concerto (1926) 19:23
1 I Allegro moderato 11:46
2 II Allegretto un poco – Adagio ma non troppo – Allegretto – Poco adagio – Tempo di marcia 7:32
Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)
Flute Concerto (1932-22) 20:26
3 I Allegro 4:57
4 II Andante 7:18
5 III Allegro scherzando 8:03
Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006)
Flute Concerto No. 1, Op. 45 for flute and string orchestra (1954) 12:01
6 I Allegro 4:35
7 II Andante 5:26
8 III Con fuoco 1:59

Complete description

In this album Clara Andrada, solo flutist of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, performs three 20th century flute concertos together with the orchestra conducted by Jaime Martín. Malcolm Arnold’s delightful Flute Concerto No. 1 makes a pleasant addition alongside Nielsen’s and Ibert’s flute concertos. Jaime Martín, himself an excellent flutist, is a perfect companion to these works. This is the orchestra’s second album for Ondine, and continues the fruitful collaboration between Jaime Martín and Ondine that has already produced three albums previously.


Clara Andrada de la Calle is one of the leading Flute players of her generation currently holding Solo Flute positions of both the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Born in Salamanca, she commenced her musical studies with Pablo Sagredo and Magdalena Martínez at the Syrinx School of Music. Scholarships from the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the London Wall Trust Foundation enabled her to continue her studies at the Geneva Conservatory of Music under Prof. Emmanuel Pahud and Prof. J.D. Castellon as well as the London Royal College of Music under the guidance of Jaime Martín. As a Principal Flute player she has worked with many leading orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Swedish Radio, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra under esteemed conductors including Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Valery Gergiev, Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Myung-whun Chung, and Lorin Maazel.


in 1929 as one of the first radio symphony orchestras in Germany, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (hr-Sinfonieorchester Frankfurt) is considered an internationally leading Mahler and Bruckner orchestra since decades and has successfully negotiated the delicate balancing act between preserving tradition and meeting the challenges of a modern top-ranking orchestra. Rising to prominence in the 1980s with its ground-breaking very first recordings of the original versions of Bruckner symphonies and the first complete digital recording of all Mahler symphonies, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony established a tradition in the interpretation of Romantic literature, initiated by longtime Music Director Eliahu Inbal on his successor Dmitri Kitaenko and Hugh Wolff into the much-acclaimed work of Paavo Järvi, the current Conductor Laureate of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony.


In September 2019 Jaime Martín became Principal Conductor of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and his time there has brought the orchestra a new level of international recognition through highly acclaimed recordings and touring performances. He was also a founding member of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, with whom he has been associated for thirty years, and where he has held the title of Chief Conductor since 2012. Having spent many years as a highly regarded flautist, working with the most inspiring conductors of our time, Jaime turned to conducting full-time in 2013 and has become very quickly sought after at the highest level.