Bach Flute Works / Francois Lazarevitch, Jean Rondeau, Justin Taylor
Francois Lazarevitch is the performer I’m paying the most attention to at the moment. I love the indescribable “A feeling of Ennui in a good way (it’s hard to explain)” in his playing. Listen, for example, to his performance of Jacques-Martin Hotteterre’s suite in C minor. You will find that they have a strong personality that no performer can match. The harpsichordist Jean Rondeau, who plays with him, is also an active harpsichordist in recent years. Both performers are undoubtedly representatives of the fourth generation of ancient instrumentalists. And the recently released collection of Emanuel Bach’s music with Justin Taylor (fortepiano) is also a true masterpiece. I’m sure Francois Lazarevitch is one of the few flutists who can rival Bartholt Kuijken at present.
Let’s listen to the later CDs, for example, the last B minor trio sonata. From the very beginning, you will feel as if you are listening to jazz music. This is a true “interplay” with Justin Taylor’s fortepiano. And there is no doubt that only Kuijken and Lazarevitch can play Emanuel Bach’s unaccompanied Sonata in A minor like this. #baroque #bach #片山俊幸