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Ronald E. Grames
Fanfare, May 2014

TELEMANN, G.P.: Recorder Sonatas (Complete) (Petri, Newman) 8.226909
BORUP-JØRGENSEN, A.: Recorder Music (Petri, Selin) 8.226910

Production values are first-rate for both releases. In keeping with Petri’s resolve that these recordings should serve as documentation of the recorder repertoire, the extensive program notes…are models of their kind.

…for those who are thrilled by the reemergence of the recorder as a viable solo and concertante instrument—a state of affairs for which we have, in significant part, Michala Petri to thank—these discs are an essential acquisition. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Bertil van Boer
Fanfare, May 2014

Michaela Petri’s playing is…superb. Her technical ability to change registers so that one thinks there is another instrument in the background is astounding…and she phrases her slower movements to bring out the lingering emotion of the often floating lines. Her accompanist, Anthony Newman…is the perfect partner, his realizations keeping pace with but never overshadowing Petri…this is a terrific disc and one every Baroque music collector ought to have in their collection. It demonstrates that her reputation as one if not the première recorder player is well-deserved. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Lucy Jeffery
MusicWeb International, March 2014

…Petri and Newman interpret each piece with naturalness and ease. This is a work of the finest musicianship and collaboration which manifests itself in impeccable phrasing and a concordance of thematic ideas. Throughout each piece there is a sincerity and exacting disciple. The sound quality is excellent and retains the character and voice of the recorder and harpsichord which complement each other so well.

This CD of works by an innovative composer contains the most expertly crafted and attentively scored music with a frantic spark of imagination running through each piece. This CD firmly reinstates Telemann as not only a composer who was famed for his ability to ‘write a motet for eight voices more quickly than one could write a letter’, as Handel quipped, but as a composer who can voice agitation (Sonata in D minor) and delight (Sonata in B flat major). Accordingly, Petri’s modulations from breathy exhales to crisp trills and Newman’s ability to dart and dwell in the music, express the full range of Telemann’s emotions. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review



The Classical Reviewer, March 2014

Michala Petri’s latest recording for OUR Recordings…features Telemann’s Sonatas for Recorder and Basso continuo with Petri joined by harpsichordist Anthony Newman…

These are terrific performances that receive a fine recording within a nice acoustic as well as excellent booklet notes…given the quality of the performances and its on-line price, it is thoroughly recommendable. © 2014 The Classical Reviewer Read complete review



Reinmar Emans
Fono Forum, February 2014

…the different national styles presented here [are] in a perfect form…the range between the plain and the ornate, between simplicity and brilliance are explored. There’s something for everyone, without any chance that boredom might arise. And it is certainly the case that Michala Petri and Anthony Newman their have taken their share; both approach these works with a straightforward and above all, a completely unaffected playing. © 2014 Fono Forum



Robert Anderson
Music & Vision, February 2014

I can but admire…the remarkable variety of tone Michala Petri obtains from her instrument, as also the dynamic range. There is not the slightest hint of monotony.

The performance is indeed triumphant.

It is worth adding a word of commendation for the admirable liner notes of Joshua Cheek. © 2014 Music & Vision Read complete review





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