We received a fantastic customer review of J.S. Bach: Flute Sonatas with Continuo on Amazon.com from a flute instructor that we had to share!
5.0 out of 5 stars
Outstanding!!!, October 27, 2010
By S. Miller “smmiller15”
This review is from: Bach: Sonatas Flute & Continuo
These recordings (I’m also including Mr. Smith’s part 1 of the Bach Sonatas for flute from 2009 (DELOS 3402) are a highly important addition to any Flutist’s – J.S.Bach – Baroque music aficionado’s collection. From what I gather, it is not necessarily a “studio” recording but done on location so for my ears this recording is a well-balanced ensemble that gives a “live feel” to this intimate listening experience. J.S. Bach’s penultimate Trio Sonata BWV 1079 from the Musical Offering is presented as a most excellent interpretation of J.S. Bach’s intricate rhetorical phrasing. The sound of a wood flute through Joshua Smith’s virtuosic musicality puts the flute into a more esthetically balanced setting, a much more noble realm of expression for the instrument than is too often the case with many of the metal-‘flautists’ who are trying to be heard by playing their things ever louder. So, I most humbly suggest that as a professional flutist/ flute instructor, I’d say that these recordings are a must to own.
~Bilbo N.E. Ohio