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.
…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
Sonates pour flûte BWV1031, BWV1020, BWV1033, BWV1034, BWV1035 & BWV1030 / Andrea Oliva, flûte - Angela Hewitt, piano