A fine dis­play of beau­ti­ful f lu­ency

BBC Music Magazine - - Building A Library -

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.

Shin­ing ex­am­ple:

Sharon Bezaly’s tech­ni­cal mas­tery is im­pres­sive

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