Bach: The Complete Flute Sonatas & the attributions

These flute sonatas were written between about 1720 and 1741 at a time when the recorder was being superseded by the transverse flute. After about 1725 compositions specifically for or including recorder became increasingly rare, and these works are a celebration by Bach of the technical and expressive qualities and tonal colours newly available to him.

Born in England of Ukranian/Irish descent, Lisa Beznosiuk is an internationally renowned performer on early flutes, and is married to cellist Richard Tunnicliffe, also featured on this recording. These are elegant and stylish performances, the use of authentic flutes adding a rich and mellow beauty to the quality of the sound.

CDD22077  119 minutes 59 seconds (2 discs)
‘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)