Artists Of The Century - Michala Petri - Ultimate Collection
It's not that easy for a recorder virtuoso to gain an international reputation beyond the limits of period specialty, but Michala Petri has done it with an appealing personality and a deft touch, not to mention a desire to reach a wider audience by industriously expanding her instrument's Baroque repertoire with transcriptions of popular works for other instruments, such as Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons,' arrangements of later composers such as Grieg or Satie, and commissions of new works from living composers. Music from all of those categories figures in this collection, with recorder sonatas by Handel and Sammartini, adaptations of violin concertos by Vivaldi and Corelli, quite a few selections from Grieg's 'Peer Gynt' and 'Lyric Pieces,' and recent works written for Petri by Sir Malcolm Arnold and Danish composer Thomas Koppel.
Catalog Number: 74321591122
Composer: Antonio Vivaldi, Arcangelo Corelli, Asger Lund Christiansen, Carl Scheindienst, Christoph W. Gluck, Edvard Grieg, Erik Satie, Georg Philipp Telemann, George Frideric Handel, Giuseppe Sammartini, Giuseppe Tartini, Gordon Jacob, Johann Sebastian Bach, Malcolm Arnold, Thomas Koppel
Conductor: Gordon Langford, Martin Neary, Okko Kamu, Vladimir Spivakov
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra members, Guildhall String Ensemble, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Westminster Abbey Choir
Performer: Alastair Ross, David Petri, Elizabeth Selin, George Malcolm, Hanne Petri, Keith Jarrett, Lars Hannibal, Michala Petri