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Bach: Flute Sonatas Import

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  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (28 Jan. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Hyperion
  • ASIN: B00AG8HSZG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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1. Sonata in E flat major BWV1031 Allegro moderato [4'03]
2. Sonata in E flat major BWV1031 Siciliano [2'09]
3. Sonata in E flat major BWV1031 Allegro [5'01]
4. Sonata in G minor BWV1020 [Allegro] C.P.E. BACH [4'12]
5. Sonata in G minor BWV1020 Adagio C.P.E. BACH [2'34]
6. Sonata in G minor BWV1020 Allegro C.P.E. BACH [5'06]
7. Sonata in C major BWV1033 Andante [1'40]
8. Sonata in C major BWV1033 Allegro [2'37]
9. Sonata in C major BWV1033 Adagio [1'49]
10. Sonata in C major BWV1033 Menuetto I and II [2'57]
11. Sonata in E minor BWV1034 Adagio ma non tanto [3'21]
12. Sonata in E minor BWV1034 Allegro [2'44]
13. Sonata in E minor BWV1034 Andante [3'57]
14. Sonata in E minor BWV1034 Allegro [4'49]
15. Sonata in E major BWV1035 Adagio ma non tanto [2'37]
16. Sonata in E major BWV1035 Allegro [3'06]
17. Sonata in E major BWV1035 Siciliano [3'41]
18. Sonata in E major BWV1035 Allegro assai [3'15]
19. Sonata in B minor BWV1030 Andante [7'54]
20. Sonata in B minor BWV1030 Largo e dolce [4'23]
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Fans of Angela Hewitt will be delighted to find her in chamber mode, accompanying Andrea Oliva (described as 'one of the best flutists of his generation, a shining star in the world of the flute' by Sir James Galway) in a programme of J S Bach's flute sonatas (including one by his most famous and talented son, CPE). Of unfailingly remarkable quality, all these works exploit the full potential of an instrument which was only just coming into its own when they were written. Oliva's lyricism and agility coupled with Hewitt's musicianshipnot to mention her lifelong rapport with Bach's musicmake this an album to treasure.

Review

…elegance of phrasing and breath control are everywhere exemplary. --IRR, Feb'13

The combination of these two sensitive artists creates some memorable moments. Performance + Recording **** --BBC Music Magazine, Apr'13

What makes this recording stand out is Oliva and Hewitt's consummate musicality and palpable sense of ease, whatever the demands of the music. --Gramophone, June'13

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 18 Jun. 2013
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I think this is an excellent CD. I approached it with caution because even though I love Angela Hewitt's solo Bach recordings I have always thought that a piano sounds plain wrong in the keyboard concertos and thought that the same incongruity might apply here. It doesn't - the combination of piano and modern flute is wonderful and brings a life and wholeness to the music which I have not heard before.

The programme is of three of Bach's flute sonatas (BWV1030, 1034 and 1035) and three attributions whose authorship is less certain. The B minor Sonata BWV1030 especially is a true masterpiece, I think, but all are excellent and very rewarding chamber works. What makes this disc special is the playing of Angela Hewitt and Andrea Oliva, which is quite outstanding. They both have a wonderful feel for the music and there is a terrific understanding between them. They judge things like rubato and ornamentation perfectly and Bach's lines are distinct but perfectly meshed together.

This is true of other recordings I have, too - notably the great Ashley Solomons and Terry Charleston on wooden baroque flute and harpsichord. What struck me forcibly in this recording, though, was how beautifully the tones of the piano and Oliva's modern silver flute combine, giving a wholeness to the sound which I hadn't heard before. Taken with the superb musicianship, this makes for something very special, I think.

As always from Hyperion, the recorded sound is excellent and the notes and presentation are very good. If you have a rooted objection to Bach on modern instruments you won't like the disc, but I'd strongly urge the slightly dubious like me to give it a try - you might be as surprised as I was by how well it works and how very good it is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Thorpe on 23 Feb. 2013
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Very easy and relaxed listening. If you enjoyed Angela Hewitt's recording of the Gamba Sonatas with cellist Daniel Muller-Schott you'll love this equally enjoyable rendition of the Flute Sonatas. The two players complement each other perfectly and the music just flows.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paulo Galliez on 3 April 2013
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I must confess that I didn't know Andrea Oliva and I have had a special suprise listen to him. The duo with Angela Hewitt is perfect.
A very good Bach CD.

PAULO GALLIEZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
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By HSJ Foster on 27 Feb. 2014
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It all begins with Bach and this is a magnificent CD. Wonderful playing and a moving choice of music. Lovely cover too….
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Bach 18 Jun. 2013
By Sid Nuncius - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
I think this is an excellent CD. I approached it with caution because even though I love Angela Hewitt's solo Bach recordings I have always thought that a piano sounds plain wrong in the keyboard concertos and thought that the same incongruity might apply here. It doesn't - the combination of piano and modern flute is wonderful and brings a life and wholeness to the music which I have not heard before.

The programme is of three of Bach's flute sonatas (BWV1030, 1034 and 1035) and three attributions whose authorship is less certain. The B minor Sonata BWV1030 especially is a true masterpiece, I think, but all are excellent and very rewarding chamber works. What makes this disc special is the playing of Angela Hewitt and Andrea Oliva, which is quite outstanding. They both have a wonderful feel for the music and there is a terrific understanding between them. They judge things like rubato and ornamentation perfectly and Bach's lines are distinct but perfectly meshed together.

This is true of other recordings I have, too - notably the great Ashley Solomons and Terry Charleston on wooden baroque flute and harpsichord. What struck me forcibly in this recording, though, was how beautifully the tones of the piano and Oliva's modern silver flute combine, giving a wholeness to the sound which I hadn't heard before. Taken with the superb musicianship, this makes for something very special, I think.

As always from Hyperion, the recorded sound is excellent and the notes and presentation are very good. If you have a rooted objection to Bach on modern instruments you won't like the disc, but I'd strongly urge the slightly dubious like me to give it a try - you might be as surprised as I was by how well it works and how very good it is.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful! 12 Feb. 2013
By matt - Published on Amazon.com
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Great music from the first note.Bach and the artist both shine.Angela Hewitt is a tremindous performer.Andrea Oliva is new to me and his playing very enjoyable.The artist work well together and you can hear both instraments well.If you love Bach get this aibum.There is agreat flow in this recording.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
nicely balanced 23 Feb. 2014
By Jennifer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What I love about this recording is that unlike some other recordings of these sonatas, the piano accompianment isn't in the background. With bach, both the flute and keyboard should be equal players. The reason I didn't give this five stars is the Menuett of the C major sonata. It is played with way too much rubato. A Menuett is a dance, meaning the tempo must be steady throughout. I'm still trying to find the right recording of these pieces, but I will listen to this, and the Emanuel Pahud version, in the meantime.
sublime 31 Dec. 2013
By Sam - Published on Amazon.com
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I recommend this without hesitation, it is the most enjoyable CD I've purchased in a long time. I hope these terrific artists collaborate again in the future!
Compare to Elaine Shaffer? 5 May 2015
By Llewellyn Fauls - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
How might this one compare to Elaine Shaffer's recordings, which alas are only available on vinyl? I have a copy of one of her LPs that I can't play (alas) and think I may try this one based on the reviews here ....
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