Flanders Recorder Duo • FR2 (CD)
Flanders Recorder Duo: The name of the ensemble rightly suggests that it emerged from the Flanders Recorder Quartet, which ended its incredibly successful international stage career in 2018. Already the FRQ amazed with the expressiveness of its "only" 4 recorders - the Flanders Recorder Duo now takes this to the extreme.
Really only two musicians are heard here, but often one hardly believes this when listening to the debut SACD, which is simply called "FR2".
A highlight is the world premiere of a previously unknown suite by Vaughan Williams, and the other performances of works from various eras also give listeners plenty of opportunity to enjoy and marvel.
TOM BEETS & JORIS VAN GOETHEM recorders
AE10316 • Released 2021