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The Flute Player by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891)
Château de Compiegne, Oise / Giraudon / Lauros / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDD22077
Recording details: January 2001
Walcot Hall, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Annette Isserlis
Engineered by Ben Connellan
Release date: April 2002
Total duration: 12 minutes 25 seconds

'An outstanding achievement' (BBC Music Magazine)

'The playing of the accompanying ensemble shares the distinction of the flautist … congratulations are well deserved all round' (Early Music Review)

'Nicholson, Tunnicliffe, and Kenny engage with Beznosiuk and her musical ideas, creating excellent chamber music' (American Record Guide)

'These are performances I am going to be returning to again and again' (International Record Review)

'Beautifully executed … a perfect example of Beznosiuk’s dark, sweet tone and understated musicianship. Delicious’ (The Independent on Sunday)

'Beznosiuk plays accurately, with a huge dark sound and an easy-going fluency that makes these difficult pieces sound as easy as the first lessons in a Suzuki method class … this is a good, solid version of these fundamental works' (Fanfare, USA)

'Constant pleasure throughout … among the many recordings of these works, this stands high on the list' (Goldberg)

'In virtually every way—flute playing, sonics, and accompaniment—this new original-instrument version of the Sonatas bests my former original-instrument reference … Beznosiuk and her accompanists really feel this music as well' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Lisa Beznosiuk sait prendre le temps de respirer, de suspendre la phrase, de ménager les traits virtuoses' (Répertoire, France)

Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039
composer
circa 1740 ?

Adagio  [3'45]
Adagio e piano  [2'19]
Presto  [2'55]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Trio Sonata in G major, BWV1039, is one of only two such trios with flute for which Bach’s authorship is secure—the other is that belonging to the Musical Offering (BWV1079). The present work, for two flutes and continuo, provided Bach with the material for his Sonata for viola da gamba and obbligato harpsichord in G major (BWV1027). The surviving autograph of the latter indicates a date of circa 1740 but, though the Trio Sonata with flutes may belong to the same period, it too possibly derives from an earlier version, perhaps for two violins. As the Bach scholar Christoph Wolff has justly remarked, neither version should be considered merely as an arrangement but understood rather as different means of expressing the same idea. The first movement is a lyrical ‘Adagio’ whose aria-like melody is at once appealing. The ‘Allegro ma non presto’ is a fugal piece, comparably engaging for its principal theme which is treated in various ways, and with virtuosity. The brief ‘Adagio e piano’ is wistfully expressive, providing an effective contrast with the energetic ‘Presto’ whose three-voice fugal exposition is intricate and exhilarating.

from notes by Nicholas Anderson © 2002


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