Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas (2CD)

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Lisa Beznosiuk, Paul Nicholson, Richard Tunnicliffe, Rachel Brown, Elizabeth Kenny


Lisa Beznosiuk (flute), Paul Nicholson (harpsichord), Richard Tunnicliffe (cello) with Rachel Brown (flute) & Elizabeth Kenny (archlute)


These flute sonatas were written between about 1720 and 1741 at a time when the recorder was being superseded by the transverse flute. After about 1725 compositions specifically for or including recorder became increasingly rare, and these works are a celebration by Bach of the technical and expressive qualities and tonal colours newly available to him.

These are elegant and stylish performances, the use of authentic flutes adding a rich and mellow beauty to the quality of the sound.