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Barocking together

Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
George Frideric Handel
Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer Sharon Bezaly
Terence Charlston
Charles Medlam
Period Baroque
Catalogue Number BIS-1689 CD
EAN 7318590016893
Format CD
Release date Jul 2008
Total time 67'46

Disco excepcional, Scherzo; Recomendado, CD Compact
"An exemplary collection that confirms Sharon Bezaly as one of the most sublimely gifted of flautists." Classic FM Magazine; " It’s almost impossible to imagine anything better. " MusicWeb International; „Barocke Bläserkunst im goldenen Rahmen.“ ensemble; “Otro hito en la prodigiosa carrera artística de Sharon Bezaly." Scherzo

On a number of recordings on BIS, Sharon Bezaly has demonstrated her great gifts as a flutist in a series of works ranging from the concertos written for her by renowned contemporary composers, including Sofia Gubaidulina and Kalevi Aho, to the classic staples of the flute literature. Along the way there has been a wealth of imaginatively programmed recital discs, focussing on the great flute sonatas as well as the French flute tradition. Here she visits the period in which the flute became established as a solo instrument in its own right. It was in fact only in the eighteenth century that wind players began to specialize on flute rather than oboe or recorder and composers started writing specifically for it. This disc reflects these exciting developments in musical taste with a programme of six sonatas for flute and harpsichord, with and without the support of a bass instrument. For her companions on this voyage back in time, Sharon Bezaly has chosen London Baroque members Charles Medlam and Terence Charlston. The result is a highly enjoyable disc, which marries together the golden tones of Sharon Bezaly’s flute with the stylistic expertise of two of the most experienced musicians in the field of historical performance.
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  Georg Friedrich Händel
  Sonata in B minor for flute and continuo, HWV367b 13'54
01 I. Largo 2'04
02 II. Vivace 3'01
03 III. Presto 1'49
04 IV. Adagio 1'11
05 V. Alla breve 1'41
06 VI. Andante 2'34
07 VII. A tempo di Minuet 1'34
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Sonata in E minor for flute and continuo, BWV1034 12'56
08 I. Adagio ma non tanto 2'38
09 II. Allegro 2'36
10 III. Andante 3'16
11 IV. Allegro 4'26
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Sonata in A major for flute and harpsichord, BWV1032 12'11
12 I. Vivace 5'08
13 II. Largo e dolce 2'47
14 III. Allegro 4'16
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Sonata in E major for flute and continuo, BWV1035 11'12
15 I. Adagio ma non tanto 2'15
16 II. Allegro 2'54
17 III. Siciliano 3'07
18 IV. Allegro assai 2'56
  Johann Sebastian Bach
  Sonata in E flat major for flute and harpsichord, BWV1031 10'16
19 I. Allegro moderato 3'33
20 II. Siciliano 2'08
21 III. Allegro 4'35
  Georg Philipp Telemann
  Sonata in F major for flute and continuo, TWV41:F4 5'22
22 I. Vivace 2'09
23 II. Largo 1'32
24 III. Allegro 1'41
  Album total 67'46
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
Händel, Georg Friedrich
Telemann, Georg Philipp
FluteBezaly, Sharon
Bass violMedlam, Charles
HarpsichordCharlston, Terence

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