François Lazarevitch & Justin Taylor - C. P. E. Bach: Sonatas for Flute and Fortepiano - Gramophone
I think CPE Bach would have got on well with François Lazarevitch, such is the quantity of curiosity and imagination – sometimes to an arguably maverick degree – the French flautist brings to his interpretations of even the most core Baroque repertoire. But of course Lazarevitch is not the only name on this album’s ticket. Equally key to its success is period keyboardist Justin Taylor, with his similar talent for making ancient repertoire sound newly minted. I should add that the superb engineering is part of the pleasure. Recorded in the Rosario monastery in the Flemish village of Bever, the sound is immediate but not too close, with an impeccable balance between flute and piano.