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John J. Puccio
Classical Candor, August 2014

Lutes and flutes provide the perfect instruments for this collection of Renaissance and Baroque folk and classical music…

McFarlane and Rosenfeld are consummate artists, and their experience allows them to blend their various instruments in ideal harmony and execution. Most of the tunes they play are soft, sweet, and gentle, yet their choice of songs, dances, and instruments are diverse enough to provide a wide range of moods and emotions. The performers seem keenly aware of one another’s style and provide a variety of nuances in their playing…

…I probably got the most pleasure from Handel’s Sonata in G Major. McFarlane and Rosenfeld infuse it with wit, charm, serenity, and good cheer…the whole thing was fun…

Clarity, definition, and detail are exemplary, all while maintaining the smooth, warm sound of the instruments. © 2014 Classical Candor Read complete review



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

If you love the sound of early music played by flute and lute, Ronn McFarlane & Mindy Rosenfeld’s Nine Notes that Shook the World…will doubtless appeal greatly. Ronn McFarlane plays Renaissance and Baroque lutes, Mindy Rosenfeld Renaissance, Baroque and Celtic flutes, fifes, harp and bagpipe for a program of 16th through 18th century works by composers anonymous, folk and established composers of the age.

There is fine artistry from the duo. The original instruments and their charming sound and the broad spectrum of works on this disk set…gives you a quite lovely window on the past.

The sonic transitions afforded via the various flutes, fifes, harp and bagpipes by Ms Rosenfeld alters the sonority from piece-to-piece, as does Ronn McFarland’s sound on the various period lutes.

The two work together as one, turning in performances that delight my ears.

Such a journey back in time satisfies; the sound exhilarates. Get this one and revel in Euro-roots as if on a time machine. © 2014 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Charles E Brewer
American Record Guide, November 2013

…Rosenfeld is a very good performer…her phrasing and ornamentation are natural and idiomatic.

McFarlane offers subtle and effective accompaniments to the baroque pieces…

The recording engineer, Daniel Shores, is to be commended for his sensitivity. © 2013 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide




Steven Ritter
Audiophile Audition, September 2013

…the CD is excellent, but the Blu-ray with lossless surround is outstanding.

The program works beautifully, and both artists play with the same grace, style, and panache to which we have become accustomed. © Audiophile Audition Read complete review



Robert Benson
ClassicalCDReview.com, July 2013

Ronn McFarlane and Mindy Rosenfeld…join forces on this splendid recording of many different styles of early music scored for renaissance and baroque lutes, Celtis flutes, fifes, harp and bagpipe. It is a long…program, a gentle, delightful excursion into the past. Some of the performances are of an improvised nature, and of course all are impeccably played. © 2013 ClassicalCDReview.com Read complete review




Lawrence D. Devoe, MD
Blu-rayDefinition.com, June 2013

Righteous renaissance music to be sure, the McFarlane/Rosenfeld duo really delivers the goods. Even if you think that you know this music…hearing the mighty bagpipes in the final cut will change your perspective. Fanciers of the lute and other historic instruments will get their money’s worth here, particularly with the high quality of musicianship on display. Highly recommended. © 2013 Blu-rayDefinition.com Read complete review





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