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Jacob / Petri / Esfahani
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Our Recordings   Catalog #: 6220611   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Henning ChristiansenGordon JacobVagn HolmboeDaniel Kidane,   ... 
Performer:  Mahan EsfahaniMichala Petri
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is not the first time Michala Petri has juxtaposed recorder works from Britain and her home country, Denmark. A quarter of a century ago she combines soloes, duos and trios – with other Petri family members (RCA, 5/89,- long out of print) – by Arnold, Asger Christiansen, Holmboe, others from Germany and Norway, plus the wonderful Sonatina Gordon Jacob wrote for her in 1983 - also included here. None of the other works has been repeated from that earlier disc and of the composers only Britten did not write especially for her….

The warm heart of this superbly played programme is the Sonata (1980) by Holmboe, who, like Arnold and Jacob, wrote several works for Petri. Like all late Holmboe, light and peace are the pervading
Read more features of the three movement. A wonderful advert for this instrumental pairing and for virtuosity in general. Superbly engineered sound.

– Guy Richards, Gramophone [5/2015]

Hard on the heels of the marvelous Arcangelo Corelli sonata CD from this duo, featured in Fanfare 38:4, is this delightful fraternal twin of a release…. [I]t goes without saying that anything this superstar pairing puts its hands to will be extraordinary…. Recommended? Without a doubt! It is a wonderful program, imaginatively presented.

– Ronald E. Grames, Fanfare [3/2015] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
It is Spring, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 56 by Henning Christiansen
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1970 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Recorder and Piano by Gordon Jacob
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 145 by Vagn Holmboe
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1980 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 10 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4.
Tourbillon, for recorder & harpsichord by Daniel Kidane
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2014 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
Alpine Suite by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; Switzerland 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 6 Minutes 11 Secs. 
6.
Fantasia, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 75 by Axel Borup-Jorgensen
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1975 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 11 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
An Encore for Michala by Gordon Jacob
Performer:  Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8.
Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer:  Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952; England 
Venue:  Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 

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