These flute sonatas were written between about 1720 and 1741 at a time when the recorder was being superseded by the transverse flute. After about 1725 compositions specifically for or including recorder became increasingly rare, and these works are a celebration by Bach of the technical and expressive qualities and tonal colours newly available to him.
These are elegant and stylish performances, the use of authentic flutes adding a rich and mellow beauty to the quality of the sound.
Beznosiuk's low-pitch Baroque flute is rich and dark in slow movements, and positively sparkles in fast figurations. This collection remains among the best on disc. BBC ****
These are performances I am going to be returning to again and again. Int. Record Review