Telemann: Flute Concertos; Emmanuel Pahud
Let me suggest that you should first read the editorial review by Edith Eister above, I agree with all she says. This is an excellent performance by Emmanuel Pahud, and the other soloists, with the Berliner Barock Solisten, of some of the works for flute by the prolific Georg Philipp Telemann. The Berliner Barock Solisten is made up of leading members of the Berlin Philamonic, here they employ a mix of period and modern instruments, essentially all the strings are period instruments with gut strings, and the wind solo instruments, flutes and oboe d'amore, are modern. While I would generally prefer a period performance, this mix works very well indeed, thanks to the level of skill of soloists and orchestra. The balance between soloists is excellent, and the rapport between soloists is palpable.
Two of the concertos we hear on this CD are premier recordings, and two are well known; the concerto for flute, violin, cello, strings and continuo is from Telemann's well known Tafel Musique, and the superb concerto for flute, oboe d'amore, viola d'amore, strings and continuo.
The sound quality is first class, as are the informative cover notes.
Pahud has established a fine reputation as a flautist in baroque, classical and romantic music, and can be regarded as successor to Rampal.
This is an excellent performance, highly recommended, I have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars.