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The combination of flute and harp can be very evocative – I’m thinking especially of Mozart’s concerto for the pair where he somehow overcame his supposed dislike of the two instruments, especially the flute, and Ravel’s Introduction et allegro for harp, string quartet, flute and clarinet. The Ravel Sonatine on this Divine Art recording was not originally composed for those two instruments plus viola but is often played in this arrangement and sounds little short of the power of its better known sister piece. All the other music is well worth hearing, too.

I found this album to be attractive late-night listening. Over speakers at a moderate volume I thought the performances sensitive without being over-sugary and that the lossless recording serves the players well.

—Brian Wilson