Handel

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COMPOSERS: Handel
LABELS: Accent
ALBUM TITLE: Handel
WORKS: Solo Sonatas for transverse flute, recorder and oboe
PERFORMER: B Kuijken (transverse flute), W Kuijken (viola da gamba), Van Heyghen (recorder), Ponseele (oboe)
CATALOGUE NO: ACC 24308 (1991)

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Kuijken and Van Heyghen mix nimble vivacity with a rather business-like purposefulness in this usefully completist compendium, but it’s the plangent, urbane eloquence of Marcel Ponseele’s oboe which steals the show. Paul Riley