The Recorder Magazine (UK)Overall this is a wonderfully entertaining new recording that displays the mastery of Telemann portrayed skilfully and virtuosically by Petri and Newman.
March 12, 2014
Michala Petri (recorder) and Anthony Newman`s (harpsichord) new recording of Georg PhilippTeleman`s (1681-1767)complete recorder sonatas is a welcome challenge to Handel`s recorder sonatas. When
considering Telemann`s profilic output it seems surprising that he only has six surviving recorder sonatas, especially as he was a talented recorder player. However, quality makes up for quantity as Telemann is a superb composer. Perhaps out of all the sonatas the Sonata in F Minor seems to be the most provocative and powerful, certainly in the first movement, “Triste”, is very magically hypnotic and haunting. Petri manages to successfully communicate the emotional intensity and passion, supported brilliantly by Newman`s accompaniment. This is followed by a fiery “Allegro”. And the a beautiful emotional “Andante”. This sonata then concludes with an excitingly virtuoso “Vivace” with fast and slick ornamentation from Petri enveloped around Newman`s tight yet expressive continuo playing.
Overall this is a wonderfully entertaining new recording that displays the mastery of Telemann portrayed skilfully and virtuosically by Petri and Newman. Oliver Smith, The Recorder Magazine,- March 2014