Established in 2007, the flute and piano duo Cantilena is based in Britain. Since then Odinn Baldvinsson and Patricia Romero have been performing regularly and recording major works from the flute and piano repertoire. ‘Cantilena II’ is their second CD, with mostly Romantic repertoire presented (‘Cantilena’ was released in 2009, Diversions DDV 24137). Most of the pieces are well-known to flautists. The Flute Sonata in Georgian composer Taktakishvili is fast becoming an established item in recital programmes. This is, surprisingly, the first recording of Piazzolla’s Histoire du Tango in the version for the flute and piano.
Odinn Baldvinsson and Patricia Romero have developed a sensitive rapport as joint performers with controlled virtuosity and musicianship evident in their performances. An impressive and enjoyable CD.