Philippe Allain-Dupre, Philippe Pierlot, Vincent Dumestre, Jean-Francois Bouges - Hotteterre: Music for Flute, Vol.1 (1997)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 71:57 | 368 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.553707
Here is a recording that at last does justice to the extraordinary music of Hotteterre. Hotteterre's music is surely some of the most lyrical and melodic music ever written for the transverse flute. It some of the first music ever written to feature the instrument. Dupré breathes new life into these three suites, which are both joyous and dark. The color produced by the skilled combination and variance of harpsichord, viola ga gamba, and theorbo playing the continuo part is fantastic. This is a superlative recording, worthy of a price many times what it is. I have heard several recordings of these suites, and this is certainly the best.