Handel: Woodwind Sonatas (Diary 2014-03-26)

Handel: Sonatas for Woodwind Instruments (recorder, oboe, flauto traverso) — Michael Schneider (recorder), Camerata Köln / Frans Brüggen, Bruce Haynes, Hansjürg Lange, Anner Bylsma, Bob van Asperen / Maurice Steger (recorder), Continuo Consort, Naoki Kitaya; for comparison: Andrew Manze (violin), Richard Egarr


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Maurice Steger, Early Recordings (Diary 2014-01-31)

Recorder Music, Early Recordings with Maurice Steger: “An Italian Ground” (Steger, Kitaya) — for comparison: Icarus Ensemble, Pieter-Jan Belder, Andreas Staier, Ottavio Dantone, Yuja Wang); “An English Collection” (Steger, Kitaya)


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Forqueray: The Attraction of the Deep

Totally addicted!! In most of baroque Europe, the number of chamber music works for deep string instruments is rather small. Also, viols were very popular in France and in England (to some degree), but rarely used in Italy in baroque times, but at the French Court there was an entire school of famous viola da gamba players…


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