A new recording of Bach solo partitas and sonatas for flute from leading flautist Daniel Pailthorpe. One of the few orchestral principals of international standing who plays on a modern wooden flute, Daniel Pailthorpe has gained a world-wide following for the uniqueness and breadth of his sound as well as the warmth of his musicianship.
Daniel Pailthorpe is a familiar face from the BBC last Night of the Proms, as Co-Principal Flute of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, especially in the Sailor’s Hornpipe! On this recording he is accompanied by Julian Milford on a modern piano for the Sonatas.
This album also includes the famous Orchestral Suite in B minor, recorded with the London Conchord Ensemble on modern instruments, about which Gramophone magazine said: "The best thing on this disc is the performance by Daniel Pailthorpe, thrown off with splendid vigour and virtuosity"
Daniel Pailthorpe is a founder member of London Chonchord Ensemble with which he has recorded solo and chamber works including the recent complete Poulenc chamber music release for Champs Hill Records (HR 028). Professor at the Royal College of Music, he is a keen advocate of the modern wooden flute and enjoys a busy freelance career appearing frequently as guest principal with many other orchestras, notably the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Performance **** Recording ****
"...this is lively and affectionate Bach."
Nicholas Anderson - BBC Music magazine - August 2012