Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Georg Philipp Telemann, Marco Granados, Dennis Helmrich|
Gary Schocker Plays Bach, Handel, Telemann
A DELIGHTFUL REPAST
Melvyn M. Sobel | Freeport (Long Island), New York | 02/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In a CD compilation of chamber works by Telemann, Handel and Bach, where the onus rests on various flute permutations and combinations, jaded or, worse, dull performances can easily bore one to tears. Luckily, this is not the case here. Instead we are treated to the warmth and breadth of these baroque compositions, some familiar, others not, but all played with the utmost sense of the moment, and caught faithfully, and gorgeously, by Chesky engineer, Bob Katz. Hats off to flutist Schocker's mesmerizing tonal range, expressiveness and insight. Praise, as well, to Mr. Schocker's fine ensemble, with a special nod to cellist Ted Hoyle whose ever-present "voice" adds substantial emotional impact.
Note: As the product CD lists no contents outside the inset sleeve, it would be wise to do so here. Mr. Schocker's recital includes, in this order:
Telemann: Sonata in F minor fr. Der Getreue Musikmeister
Telemann: Canonic Sonata No. 1 in G
Bach: Sonata in E minor (BWV 10340)
Handel: Sonata in F, Op. 1, No. 11
Bach: Partita in A minor for Solo Flute (BWV 1013)
Bach: Sonata in G for Two Flutes"