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Todd Gorman
American Record Guide, July 2013

Gallois and Prinz give us Mozart performances that are graceful without the “kid gloves” treatment. I don’t find this playing held back or forced; it sounds natural, so is it ever beguiling! Balm for whatever in life has brought you down.

I can think of far less satisfying ways of spending an hour than listening to this. If you truly do appreciate Mozart, your mind will not wander, though it may approach heaven in the slow movement of K 570.

I hope Gallois will go on to explore Mozart’s French contemporary Francois Devienne, more of whose extensive output needs to be recorded this well. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Barrett Cobb
New York Concert Review Inc., March 2013

Maria Prinz is a fine pianist who plays with style and verve, always vital but never overpowering her partner. Mr. Gallois has a lovely sound, beguiling phrasing and especially clean articulation. No doubt many flutists and fans of flute music will find great pleasure in this new addition to the repertoire. © New York Concert Review Inc. Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, February 2013

In his early childhood days the precious Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart amazed audiences as he toured Europe performing on both the piano and violin. It was in those years he began composing duo sonatas for both instruments, though in order to maximise the sale of his music, he described them, as was usual at the time, for more than one instrument.  In the case of the six sonatas written at the age of eight, he indicated that they could be either performed on flute or violin. On that basis the French flautist Patrick Gallois, has ‘stolen’ four of his much later works composed specifically for violin and piano, and has arranged them for his instrument…Gallois has selected four works of a happy disposition, and ones that allow him, as in the finale of the B flat major (K.570), to display his remarkable dexterity. Of course the beautiful opening of the F major (K.377) is, from a tonal quality, totally changed, while the following theme and variations sound rather stolid before the breathless concluding Menuetto. The best is kept the end with a bubbling and sprightly Rondo finale to the B flat major (K.378). Gallois’s wooden flute, as here recorded, is very bright in the upper octave, while the piano, played by Maria Prinz, has a warm and mellow quality throughout. Pleasurable sound. © 2013 David’s Review Corner






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