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UK / DK: 20th C. British & Danish Works, by Malcolm Arnold, Henning Christiansen, Vagn Holmboe, Britten et al. / Michala Petri, recorder; Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

Album Summary

>Arnold, Malcolm : Sonatina for recorder & piano, Op. 41
>Christiansen, Henning : It is Spring, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 56
>Jacob, Gordon : Sonata for recorder & piano
>Holmboe, Vagn : Sonata for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 145
>Kidane, Daniel : Tourbillon, for recorder & harpsichord
>Britten, Benjamin : Alpine Suite, for recorder trio
>Borup-Jorgensen, Axel : Fantasia, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 75
>Jacob, Gordon : Encore for Michala, for alto recorder & guitar
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Notes & Reviews:

For rising star harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani and recorder queen Michala Petri, the adversity surrounding the near-cancellation of the 13th Int'l Pharos Chamber Music Festival helped fuel a most compelling performance ("A match made in heaven" - Norman Lebrecht). So successful was their collaboration they immediately set about planning recordings and recitals. Focusing on 20th c. repertoire - much of it composed especially for Michala - this release includes a newly commissioned work from Daniel Kidane and CD premieres of works by Vagn Holmboe and Henning Christiansen.

American Record Guide, September/October 2015
The performances by both artists are excellent. Petri's tone quality and phrasing are good, the latter enhanced by her good breath control. Esfahani's playing is consummate. Together, their playing supports the strengths of each work. The variety of musical idioms makes for constant novelty, constant enjoyment.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014).



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>Arnold, Malcolm : Sonatina for recorder & piano, Op. 41
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1953

>Christiansen, Henning : It is Spring, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 56
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970

>Jacob, Gordon : Sonata for recorder & piano
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Holmboe, Vagn : Sonata for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 145
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1980

>Kidane, Daniel : Tourbillon, for recorder & harpsichord
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Britten, Benjamin : Alpine Suite, for recorder trio
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955

>Borup-Jorgensen, Axel : Fantasia, for recorder & harpsichord, Op. 75
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975

>Jacob, Gordon : Encore for Michala, for alto recorder & guitar
  • Performers: Mahan Esfahani (Harpsichord); Michala Petri (Recorder)
  • Notes: Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen (10/22/2014-10/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern