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Boismortier: Sonatas for Harpsichord & Flute nos 1 - 6 / Olga Martynova, harpsichord; Ivan Bushuev, flute

Notes & Reviews:

Ivan Bushuev and Olga Martynova are leading performers of Baroque music in Russia. They present a program of Joseph Bodin de Boismortier's Sonatas for Harpsichord and Transverse Flute, Op. 91. Martynova plays a harpsichord modeled after a 1730 instrument made by N.&F. Blanchet and Bushuev a flute modeled after a 18760s G.A. Rottenburgh instrument.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
Both the playing and the sound have a crispness and clarity that I prefer. This performance seems more melodious. Worthen played on an ivory Potter flute c. 1755, a rare and valuable example of its kind; Bushuev plays a copy after Rottenburgh of the 1760s. Dutschler played a modern copy of one of the souped-up French harpsichords of the time; Martynova plays a modern copy of an earlier French make, c. 1730 by the Blanchets.



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