Maurice Steger / ZKO — Zurich, 2014-10-28

Some media are proclaiming Maurice Steger the “world champion of the recorder”. I think this is a rather odd statement, as musical interpretation can’t be measured, remains subjective, both on the side of the artist, as well as in the listener’s perception and receptivity; however, it is certainly legitimate to state that Maurice Steger’s recorder playing is in the world’s very top league…

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

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)

Bach: Partita for Flute solo BWV 1013

J.S. Bach: Partita for Flute solo BWV 1013 — comparing recordings with the following artists: Janet See (traverso), Marc Hantaï (traverso), Dan Laurin (recorder)

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)

Traverso & Recorder (Diary 2013-12-21)

Recordings with Traverso or Recorder: Die Blockflöte im Barock — Svendsen; Leclair: The Complete Flute Sonatas — Barthold Kuijken; Stravaganze Napoletane — Dan Laurin, London Baroque