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'Hör du till dem som trodde att blockflöjt var enkelt att spela...'
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Garden of Early Delights - Pamela Thorby & Andrew Lawrence-King - Toccata


19 December 2008
Toccata

Der frühe Vogel fängt den Wurm, heißt es. Und so führen uns die Blockflötistin Pamela Thorby und der Harfner Andrew Lawrence-King in den ‘Garden of Early Delights' mit Werken von Ortiz, van Eyck, Castello, Dowland, Schop, Bassano, Fontana und Marini. Und da wird Frisch, fröhlich und frei Musik gemacht, dass e seine wahre Pracht ist.
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