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George Adams
American Record Guide, May 2014

The recorder itself is a somewhat dated instrument, but is used exceptionally here. Borup-Jorgensen clearly had an affinity for it, and treated it not as an oddity, but as an instrument with much to add to pieces like the ones collected here. The playing is superb and defies the expectations of people who see the recorder as a limited instrument. © 2014 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



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



Colin Clarke
Fanfare, May 2014

Michala Petri, surely the world’s best-known (and loved) recorder player, demonstrates not only virtuosity but a true understanding of idiom.

Elisabet Selin…is clearly of an equivalent level of virtuosity and musicality.

A remarkable disc, stunningly performed and well recorded. © 2014 Fanfare Read complete review



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, February 2014

We are treated to eight compositions for various-sized recorders…No less than seven of these works are enjoying their world premier recordings on this disk.

The recorder performances are in the hands of Michala Petri and Elisabet Selin, and they are impressive exponents indeed. Ingrid Myrhoj appears on harpsichord for two pieces; Gert Mortensen plays the multiple percussion instrument part on the one work involved. Everyone sounds great but it is the expanded recorder techniques and the clarity, dynamic thrust and elan of their execution that bring it all together.

Alex Borup-Jorgensen…wrote these works between 1975 and 2011. That they were a labor of love seems clear as you listen. The mastering of the recorder parts by Michala Petri and Elizabet Selin were no doubt labors of love as well.

This is not just state-of-the-art modern recorder music. It is also a collection of very pleasing high-modern chamber music.

Very much recommended. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



The Classical Reviewer, January 2014

This recording is unique in that the artists featured, Michala Petri…and Elisabet Selin (recorders), Ingrid Myrhoj (harpsichord) and Gert Mortensen (percussion)…are those for whom these works were originally composed, their interpretations, therefore being both personal and authoritative.

This attractive and worthwhile release is an excellent memorial to Axel Borup-Jørgensen and his exploration of the recorder. Well-recorded… © 2014 The Classical Reviewer Read complete review





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