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Music for recorder and harpsichord
from Denmark and the UK -
recommended by
GEOFF PEARCE

'... this partnership works very well musically ...'

UK DK - Joseph, Arnold, Britten, Kidane, Holmboe, Christiansen, Borup-Jørgensen - Michala Petri and Mahan Esfahani. © 2014 OUR Recordings

First looking at the instrumentation, I imagined that this disc would consist of somewhat astringent neo-baroque music, so I was surprised by the range of styles portrayed. It was really good to see this representation of Danish composers known by recorder player Michala Petri, and much of the music here was written for her. She is very ably partnered by Mahan Esfahani on harpsichord, and this partnership works very well musically — one could not ask for better.

The first work, a Malcolm Arnold sonatina, is uncomplicated, full of charm and contains the best of Arnold's lyricism...

Copyright © 21 March 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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UK DK - MICHALA PETRI AND MAHAN ESFAHANI

RECORDER MUSIC

HARPSICHORD MUSIC

MALCOLM ARNOLD

GORDON JACOB

VAGN HOLMBOE

BENJAMIN BRITTEN

DENMARK

UNITED KINGDOM

20TH CENTURY

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