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Lawrence Schenbeck
PS Audio, December 2016

I recommend [disc], because of its unusual but welcoming repertoire. Like a number of modern soloists, Petri is enriching the repertoire for her instrument with an ongoing program of commissions. My favorites on this album are “Moonchild’s Dream” and Territorial Songs. © 2016 PS Audio Read complete review



Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, January 2016

This is a gentle, wistful, and even hopeful masterwork, and it deserves to be widely known. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Ronald E. Grames
Fanfare, November 2015

…these are works of real substance that fascinate and disquiet, much recommended to those who don’t like all of their musical experiences to be easy. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Alan Swanson
Fanfare, November 2015

Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen’s brand-new Concerto is a heady experience. The recorder is mostly just a part of the winds, and there is a good solo riff for violin, played by Yana Deshkova, but there are as well amazing things for the recorder to do—double-stopping, for instance. It’s a heady conglomeration of sound, almost as if trying to find out what kinds of sounds are possible, and the result is bracing indeed. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review



Phillip Scott
Fanfare, November 2015

Petri’s outstanding musicianship is the main selling point of this release… The orchestra plays extremely well for Christensen, the sound is top-notch, and the concertos are more than mere showcases: Each has something interesting and individual to say. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, October 2015

Three very different recorder concertos show Michala Petri as subtle performer, with exquisite lyricism as well as stunning virtuosity. © 2015 Pizzicato



Richard Whitehouse
Gramophone, October 2015

Recorder Concertos - KOPPEL, T. / GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P. / RASMUSSEN, S. (Danish and Faroese Recorder Concertos) (Petri, Christensen) 6.220609
Recorder Recital: Petri, Michala - SØRENSEN, B. / GUDMUNDSEN-HOLMGREEN, P. / RASMUSSEN, S. / CHRISTENSEN, M. / CLAUSEN, T. (Nordic Sound) 6.220613

Both discs complement Petri’s tellingly understated virtuosity with committed playing from the Lapland Chamber and Aalborg Symphony orchestras respectively. Spacious sound and copious notes further enhance recordings that are provocative and diverting in equal measure. © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone







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