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Todd Gorman
American Record Guide, January 2016

The pianist’s crystalline sound befits the atmosphere of classicism that tends to linger over Czerny’s output, and the flute playing is marvelous. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Brian Wilson
MusicWeb International, November 2015

…well crafted and very attractive in these idiomatic and well recorded performances. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Göran Forsling
MusicWeb International, September 2015

I am full of admiration for the superb playing of both musicians and the excellent recording makes this a strongly recommendable disc for all lovers of flute music. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, August 2015

I would hesitate to perpetuate the indifferent and disparaging reviews Carl Czerny received in his lifetime, but he continued through life to write in this outdated style. He was most effective when using themes taken from famous composers of the time, the three Rondos for flute and piano using themes from the operas of Rossini and Bellini to produce an attractive and often busy score—particularly in the piano part. In total they constitute a work of around twenty-three minutes, each Rondo full of happiness in its sunny disposition, the flute musically dancing around a piano part that is also enjoying an abundance of decoration. Originally looking towards a career as a concert pianist, Czerny eventually settled for life as a private piano teacher, composing a massive amount of music in his ‘spare time’, his name remembered as the provider of the studies many of us have gone through on our way to instrumental proficiency. The problem, as you will find by the time you reach the four-movement Duo concertante, is the similarity of all that he wrote, and it is difficult to believe that he thought he had any hope of success when Beethoven and Schubert were giving the world masterpieces. They do call upon both performers for an outgoing show of agility, and for the flute a smooth and honey tone. In that they have an ideal performer in Kazunori Seo… He has an admirable partner in Makoto Ueno who is also a highly regarded period instrument performer, a fact that we find in his judicious use of sustaining pedal. © 2015 David’s Review Corner





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