By Reza Najfar. By Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach and Johann Sebastian Bach. Classical. Listening CD. Naxos #AG0012. Published by Naxos (NX.AG0012).
Flutist Reza Najfar has put together a recording of his own transcriptions of works by Johann Sebastian and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach for alto flute. The unique timbre of this instrument guarantees a new listening experience of these works, even if you have heard them many times in their original versions. Reza Najfar comes from an artistically adept family in Tehran. After studying flute and composition in his home country, he continued his flute studies in Utrecht/Holland and in Vienna/ Austria. He studied composition in his homeland with Morteza Hannaneh, Mehran Rohani and Farid Omran and in Austria at the Academy of Music in Vienna with Thomas Christian David and Dieter Schermann. During his studies he was engaged as the principal flutist of the Theater Orchestra of Vienna for three years. Currently he is active as flute professor at the Mozarteum Salzburg's Innsbruck's branch, the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium Innsbruck and at the Prayner Conservatory in Vienna Austria.
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