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Michala Petri, Mahan Esfahani

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Recorder Sonatina, Op. 41  
1
I. Cantilena
Malcolm Arnold; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:29
2
II. Chaconne
Malcolm Arnold; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:42
3
III. Rondo
Malcolm Arnold; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:57
It Is Spring, Op. 56  
4
I. Allegretto
Henning Christiansen; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
5:21
5
II. Andante
Henning Christiansen; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:33
Sonatina for Recorder and Harpsichord  
6
I. Allegro
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:27
7
II. Tempo di menuetto
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:46
8
III. Adagio
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:01
9
IV. Allegro vivace
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:01
Recorder Sonata, Op. 145  
10
I. Allegro spianato
Vagn Holmboe; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
2:46
11
II. Andante
Vagn Holmboe; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
3:39
12
III. Allegro scherzando
Vagn Holmboe; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
4:26
13
Tourbillon
Daniel Kidane; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
10:53
Alpine Suite (arr. by M. Esfahani and M. Petri for Recorder and Harpsichord)  
14
No. 1. Arrival at Zermatt
Mahan Esfahani; Michala Petri; Benjamin Britten; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
0:49
15
No. 2. Swiss Clock
Mahan Esfahani; Michala Petri; Benjamin Britten; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:13
16
No. 3. Nursery Slopes
Mahan Esfahani; Michala Petri; Benjamin Britten; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:20
17
No. 4. Alpine Scene
Mahan Esfahani; Michala Petri; Benjamin Britten; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
0:59
18
No. 5. Moto Perpetuo: Down the Piste
Mahan Esfahani; Michala Petri; Benjamin Britten; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:07
19
No. 6. Farewell to Zermatt
Mahan Esfahani; Michala Petri; Benjamin Britten; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:21
20
Fantasia, Op. 75
Axel Borup-Jørgensen; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
11:52
21
An Encore for Michala
Gordon Jacob; Michala Petri; Mahan Esfahani
1:58
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:40
Visionary recorder player Michala Petri and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani join forces on this 2015 release featuring several pieces composed expressively for Petri. The recorder, despite its relatively simple design, enjoyed near-universal popularity from the Middle Ages to the Baroque and was played by prince and pauper alike. The harpsichord, on the other hand, is a marvel of engineering for its time; an extraordinary canvas upon which generations of composers wrote tone poems and toccatas, crafting contrapuntal mazes and virtuoso displays that still challenge the most skillful interpreter. But times and tastes change, and eventually, these quintessential representatives of the musical arts (along with most of their repertoire) were packed away during the 19th century. The idea for this album and its unusual programme was both personal and refreshingly spontaneous, combining music from Petri's native Denmark and Mahan's Britain. The fruitful collaboration of these two artists, distinguished for their consummate mastery of the entire range of repertoire for their chosen instruments, provided the additional inspiration to focus on 20th century and contemporary works.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – OUR Recordings Studio Masters

Recorded in the DXD audio format (Digital eXtreme Definition), 352.8 kHz / 32-bit
Recorded in Garnisons Kirke, Copenhagen, October 22 - 25, 2014
Producer: Preben Iwan
Editing and mix: Preben Iwan
Mastering: Preben Iwan
Executive producer: Lars Hannibal
Photos: Søren Solkær
Liner notes: Joshua Cheek
Artwork and cover design: CEZBP, OUR Recordings

Microphone main array:
3 x DPA 4006TL
1 x Senheisser MKH40
2 x DPA 4011C microphones for surround channels

Merging 'HAPI' converter/preamp, Pyramix DAW system with Tango Controller
Monitored on B&W 802 Diamond speakers

Recorders:
Sopranino: Moeck Rottenburgh
Soprano: Moeck Rottenburgh
Alto: Ehlert Alto, Mollenhauer Modern
Tenor: Ralf Ehlert

Harpsichord: William Dowd, Paris 1981 maker Reinhard von Nagel

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