A fine display of beautiful f luency
Sharon Bezaly (f lute),
Ronald Brautigam (piano)
BIS SACD 1729
My own score of Poulenc’s Flute Sonata has a number of pencil-marks from my rehearsals with the very man who gave the premiere with the composer at the piano. The most common mark in it is an imperative forward arrow. The timing of the conversation, its natural f low, was extremely important to Jean-pierre Rampal who, incidentally, always played the piece from his battered copy with its own pencil-markings: he must have performed it hundreds of times, but he never put his copy away.
Sharon Bezaly’s technical mastery is impressive