Andreas Haefliger’s provocative and acclaimed recordings for Avie in his series called Perspectives, juxtaposes standard repertoire with newer works and recreates his recital programs for posterity. On this new reording he is joined by his wife, leading flautist Marina Piccinini, for an equally stimulating selection that is a pure partnership of equals. Each takes a solo turn – Piccinini with Debussy’s Syrinx and Haefliger with the Liszt arrangement of Wagner’s Liebestod – and they come together for two titans of the flute repertory, the Sonatas of Franck and Prokofiev. To quote MusicWeb, “Programming in this way is in itself an art,” and with such polished performances a recording with obvious appeal.
Marina Piccinini: Frank-Prokofiev-Debussy-Wagner