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Todd Gorman
American Record Guide, May 2017

Although the brothers themselves are long gone, a host of contemporary flute players contribute to this series, anchored by Claudi Arimany, all of them excellent. Coordination, blend, and balance are well considered, and for an example of the gorgeous sound, turn to the American duet for flute and violin on track 3.

Although the compositions themselves are salon music, they are always effective, enjoyable, and entertaining. …This series belongs in every music library, and enthusiasts of the flute, the 19th Century, or salon music should seriously consider having the entire set as long as the other releases are as satisfying as this one. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Andrew Farach-Colton
Gramophone, April 2017

…there’s no question that Arimany and his various colleagues are ardent and accomplished advocates. There are a few delightful surprises—particularly the csárdás medley, which includes some of the same tunes Brahms would use in his Hungarian Dances a few years later. I also couldn’t help but smile at the transformation of Gilda’s ‘Caro nome’ into a Viennese-style waltz in the Duo concertante on Themes from Verdi’s ‘Rigoletto’. © 2017 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone



Records International, January 2017

Around nine years ago, we had two discs containing some of this music on Naxos (all the pieces were orchestrated for that recording) and on Acte Préalable, but since this is the first in a projected ten-volume series, we offer it since there are also a few items not otherwise available. © 2017 Records International





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