Serenade for Strings Opus 22 (1) Antonin Dvorak Download 'Serenade for Strings Opus 22 (1)' on iTunes
Joshua Smith's 19th century wooden flute suits Bach's Sonatas and is well partnered with Jory Vinikour's modern harpsichord.
Repertoire: Flute Sonatas
Artists: Joshua Smith (flute), Jory Vinikour (hpsd)
Label: Delos DE 3402
The Cleveland Orchestra’s principal flute plays a 19th-century wooden instrument he found in an antique shop and repaired. Though technically inauthentic, its soft, caressing tone suits Bach. In the solo Partita, BWV1013, Smith writhes along cunning chord-based melodies seeking, it seems, somewhere to breathe. The close mic makes the inconvenient intake a little too audible. Elsewhere, he’s covered by Vinikour’s twinkling modern harpsichord. In the slow Arioso of the E flat, his edgeless tone coos plaintively. In the Presto Finale of the B minor Sonata, BWV1030, Smith is a relaxed jazzer over Vinikour’s walking bass. Cool in parts.