|Comments:||Jordan Sayers said:|
Okay, it's not just Bach on this DVD (only BWV 1020), but I thought I'd still comment here because of the commanding performce of it by Rampal. This DVD includes performances by Rampal from the Radio-Canada telecasts of 1956-1966. Of course, it's in black & white and a mono recording, full screen. This being said, the sound is very, very good.
While I prefer my Bach played on historic instruments, Rampal's performance of the flute sonata in G can't be beat for sheer beauty and eloquence. The Couperin Royal Concert IV is literally the best recording of this piece I have heard (sadly, the SEON recording has been deleted).
The only downer (if you can call it that) is the Mozart (whom I have little appreciation for) but Rampal actually me take notice of these numbers by the weight of his virtuosity.
I highly recommend this DVD to anyone who loves Jean-Pierre Rampal. I am highly picky when it comes to sound quality and this DVD, old as the performances are, is quite pleasing to my ears.