Since the end of the seventeenth century French composers have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in writing for the flute. The instrument owes much of its prominence in French music of the twentieth century to the use made of it in orchestral colouring by composers such as Debussy and Ravel, as well as to a group of highly gifted players associated in one way or another with the Paris Conservatoire. They include the soloist on this recording, Patrick Gallois, a pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal. This collection of works composed during the last sixty years ranges from Poulenc’s Sonata, marked by rhythmic vitality and a delicate vein of sentimentality, Messiaen’s Le merle noir, inspired by bird song, to Boulez’s Sonatine, which the composer himself has characterised as ‘organised delirium’.
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Brüggen plays wonderfully. He has total command of his instrument: vibrato, dynamics, flying through the vivace passages with no misplaced note. The accompaniment is also excellent
In der hochvirtuosen musikalischen Interpretation Annegret Siedels entsteht ein eindrucksvolles Bild der süddeutschen Virtuosenkultur. Reizvoll dabei die unterschiedlichen Charaktere der drei verwendeten zeitgenössischen Violinen, die sich aber alle gut mit der farbigen Continuo-besetzung aus Viola da gamba, Cembalo/Orgel, Harfe und Theorbe mischen. (Marc Strümper, Concerto 6/2004)