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Todd Gorman
American Record Guide, November 2010

Both players are captured perfectly. Grauwels uses a variety of tone colors that is a lesson in itself for flute players. Mouradoglou matches him in energy and style with a wide dynamic range and a great variety of touch.

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Laima
WRUV Reviews, August 2010

An interesting collection of works for flute and percussion (marimba, drums) that are mostly modern/contemporary. Quite a range of tones from Latin, Eastern to classical. Play all, but tracks 1, 8, 9, 10 and 15 are eloquent.



David Denton
David's Review Corner, July 2010

‘From the immense pleasure I have experienced in my concerts for flute and percussion, I have urged a number of composers to write for this marvellous combination’. So explains the flautist, Marc Grauwels, in a disc of music he has inspired and mainly from the 20th century. The various composer’s have instinctively thought of music from Asia for such a combination, Gareth Farr’s three movement Kembang Suling picturing Bali, Japan and India. I have always loved and admired Farr’s inventiveness, and this music is haunting in an almost spiritual beauty. Twelve composers are represented, among them the well-known names of Andre Jolivet and Frederic Devreese representing the older school of composers, and from those recently emerging, the Canadian-Armenian, Kevork Andonian, offers an engaging A Longing for Joy, music that could have come from the world of ‘pop’ music. I was much taken by Elisar from the Belgian composer, Robert Janssens, his charming piece dedicated to the two children of the performers. But the disc’s jewel is the solo marimba piece, Mi-Chi, from the Japanese marimba virtuoso, Keiko Abe, here played with such tenderness and subtlety by Sarah Mouradoglou. The one piece that goes out of the comfort zone comes from Wim Mertens, Inergys, composed for two flutes and four-hand marimba resulting in a punchy piece that embraces minimalism. Grauwels is a fine flautist and on his solid gold instrument pleases the ears in much the same way as his mentor, James Galway.






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