Albrecht Mayer, Norrington / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-11-25

(…) The last position in the program (after the intermission) was Mozart’s Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550, in its first version (without clarinets), preceded by some explanations (in English) by the conductor. Sir Roger Norrington first alluded to numeric relations between the two symphonies (No.4 vs. No.40 — second vs. second-to-last symphony), then referred to the fact that K.550 is overused, known too well even, and played in warehouses and escalators…

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

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute

Telemann: 12 Fantasias for Flute — comparing recordings with the following artists: Barthold Kuijken (traverso), Dan Laurin (recorders), Leif Ramløv Svendsen (recorder), Maurice Steger (recorders), Dorothee Oberlinger (recorders), Héloïse Gaillard (recorders), Maxence Larrieu (Böhm flute), François Leleux (oboe), Kevin Thompson (euphonium)