UK DK / Petri, Esfahani

Release Date: 3/10/2015
Catalog Number: 6220611
Number of Discs: 1

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$16.99
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 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]
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 ;
2. Sonata for Recorder and Piano by Gordon Jacob
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967 ;
3. Sonata for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 145 by Vagn [Composer] Holmboe
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1980 ;
4. Tourbillon, for recorder & harpsichord by Daniel Kidane
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2014 ;
5. Alpine Suite by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1955 ; Switzerland
6. Fantasia, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 75 by Axel Borup-Jorgensen
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 1975 ;
7. An Encore for Michala by Gordon Jacob
Performer: Michala Petri (Recorder), Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord)
Period: 20th Century
8. Divertimento for Flute, Oboe and Clarinet, Op. 37 by Malcolm Arnold
Performer: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord), Michala Petri (Recorder)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1952 ; England
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