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The Nightingale and the Butterfly - Pamela Thorby & Elizabeth Kenny - MusicWeb International


14 July 2010
MusicWeb International
Brian Wilson

The surviving repertoire of music for the recorder from baroque French composers is, as Pamela Thorby reminds us in the notes, small in volume but high in quality. Everything here is utterly inconsequential and totally charming. The performances strike exactly the right note: a great deal of scholarly thought has gone into the selection of appropriate instruments alone, as can be seen from the list which I have appended, but you would never guess that from the absolute spontaneity of the playing. With first-rate recording and informative notes, this is an excellent successor to Thorby's earlier recordings for Linn.
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