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Handel Recorder Sonatas - The Observer

18 April 2004
The Observer
Anthony Holden

Musical partners since their Guildhall student days, Pamela Thorby and Richard Egarr are now pre-eminent on their respective instruments. So this is a partnership made in heaven - as are Handel's six suites for recorder, generally considered the finest in the baroque repertory. Thorby realises all their melodic subtlety and charm, with Egarr throwing in a harpsichord suite (in E major, HWV 430) on top of the most sympathetic accompaniment. Written in 1724-26, when Handel was at the height of his fame, these delightful pieces should have you all blowing the dust off your recorders.

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