Flute Sonata in E minor HWV 359 op.1 no.1
Recorder Sonata in G minor HWV 360 op.1 no.2
Violin Sonata in A major HWV 361 op.1 no.3
Recorder Sonata in A minor HWV 362 op.1 no.4
Flute Sonata in G major HWV 363b op.1 no.5
Oboe Sonata in G minor HWV 364a op.1 no.6
Recorder Sonata in C major HWV 365 op.1 no.7
Oboe Sonata in C minor HWV 366 op.1 no.8
Flute Sonata in B minor HWV 367b op.1 no.9
Violin Sonata in G minor HWV 368 op.1 no.10
Recorder Sonata in F major HWV 369 op.1 no.11
Violin Sonata in F major HWV 370 op.1 no.12
Violin Sonata in A major HWV 372 op.1 no.10 (Roger)
Oboe Sonata in F major (manuscript)
Violin Sonata in E major HWV 373 op.1 no.12 (Roger)
The Academy of Ancient Music
Rachel Brown - flute & recorder (copies of Palanca and Stanesby jnr. by Martin Wenner)
Richard Egarr - harpsichord
Pavlo Beznosiuk - violin
Frank de Bruine - oboe
The soloists slide easily from austerity to opulence, and Brown's dewy-toned recorder is enchanting.
The playing is highly expressive; Rachel Brown opens the Largo of No 9, the weightiest of all the sonatas, with heart-rending pathos. Fast movements are so technically secure that they retain a sense of spaciousness, though there are sparkling moments of virtuosity... Recorded sound is good, particularly in the balance of flute/recorder with harpsichord. Highly commended as both the complete Op. 1 package and as deeply satisfying performances.
BBC Music Magazine
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A leading exponent of historical flutes, Rachel Brown is in great demand worldwide, as a soloist, orchestral player and teacher. As principal flute and recorder player with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Hanover Band, the Brandenburg Consort, Collegium Musicum 90, Ex Cathedra and, more recently, Arcangelo, she has recorded extensively and performed throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, China and Australia.