Beautiful music for guitar and flute: Rachel Gauk, guitar and Susan Hoeppner, flute have joined together in a stunning program which takes the listener around the world with works by Rodrigo, Stravinsky, Takemitsu, Miyagi and many more.
"[Rachel Gauk and Susan Hoeppner] manage to create seemingly effortless currents of interaction that ebb and flow with the music’s varied melodic and harmonic textures. The repertoire is expertly programmed...with exquisitely sculpted melodic lines... It’s simply a grand and lovely poem."
Pauline Finch-Durichen - Kitchener-Waterloo Record
"Flute and guitar playing together? Why not? Especially if the guitarist is Rachel Gauk and Susan Hoeppner is the flautist. Playing Latin music? Again, why not? Only the guitar can do fu1l justice to flamenco for example and the flute has always been part of popular Latin musical experience...... Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango is only one of four measures on the album. Also includes a Suite of Spanish and Latin American Folk Songs, Domeniconi’s Sonatina Mexicana and Cantos de las Sierras by Louis Moyse. All of the 23 tracks are pleasant to the ear for the casual listener and an appreciated delight for afficionados. Miss Gauk’s guitar is strong and pervasive, but never overpowering. The flute work of Miss Hoeppner is sweet and gentle, but never cloying. The music here and its presentation is universal, not esoteric. Try it at your next dinner party, and be sure to invite us."
"An extremely interesting and well-chosen program for flute and guitar... an admirable recital of music worth repeated exposure."
The Whig-Standard Companion