Trio Sonata in B minor op.2 no.1 for flute, violin and continuo
Trio Sonata in G minor op.2 no.2 for 2 violins and continuo
Trio Sonata in Bb major op.2 no.3 for 2 violins and continuo
Trio Sonata in F major op.2 no.4 for flute, violin and continuo
Trio Sonata in G minor op.2 no.5 for 2 violins and continuo
Trio Sonata in G minor op.2 no.6 for 2 violins and continuo
London Handel Players
Rachel Brown - flute (copy of Palanca by Martin Wenner)
Adrian Butterfield and oliver Webber violins
Katherine Sharman cello
Laurence Cummings harpsichord
Gently breathed and musically refined...The First Sonata in particular emerges here with a Gallic exquisiteness of gesture to match that of a Couperin or a Marais.
What the London Handel Players bring to the table is a crystal-clear recorded sound which lends a thrilling immediacy to textures which themselves are always elegantly enunciated. Sonatas nos.1 and 4 benefit from the expressive eloquence of Rachel Brown's flute, and in the opening Andante of the B minor, she and Adrian Butterfield converse with flirtatious suppleness - the ravishing Largo her chance to soar like a Handelian operatic diva.
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.