A new recording of Bach Solo partitas and sonatas for lute from leading lautist Daniel Pailthorpe. One of the few orchestral principals of international standing who plays on a modern wooden lute, Daniel Pailthorpe has gained a world--wide following for the uniqueness and breadth of his sound as well as the warmth of his musicianship. Daniel Pailthorpe is a familiar face from the BBC Last Night of the Proms, as Co--Principal Flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, especially in the Sailors Hornpipe! On this recording he is accompanied by Julian Milford on a modern piano for the Sonatas. Disc also includes the famous Orchestral Suite In B minor, recorded with the London Conchord Ensemble on modern instauments, about which Gramophone magazine said: The best thing on this disc is the performance by Daniel Pailthorpe, thrown off with splendid vigour and virtuosity Daniel Pailthorpe Is a founder member of London Conchord Ensemble with which he has recorded solo and chamber works including the recent complete Poulenc Chamber music release for Champs Hill Records [CHRCD028]. Professor at the Royal College of Music, he is a keen advocate of the modern wooden lute and enjoys a busy freelance career appearing frequently as guest principal with many other orchestras, notably the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra Of Europe.
JS Bach's two Sonatas for flute with keyboard obbligato,BWV1030 and BWV1032,and the Partita for unaccompanied flutel, provide Pailthorpe with multiple challenges which he meets aplomb. Performance *** Recording **** --BBC Music Magazine, Aug'12