February 29, 2004 (circ. 615,000)
MOZART: Flute Concertos Nos. 1 and 2. Concerto for Flute and Harp
Patrick Gallois flute, Fabrice Pierre harp
Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Patrick Gallois and Katarina Andreasson directors
"In one fell swoop, this new release has answered two burning questions: What would a Naxos Recording of the Century sound like, and what kind of a recording would Mozart have died to hear?...I am sure that Mozart would have loved each of these three perf ormances of Mozart's concertos with flute so much that, like me, he would have listened to them over and over to see which he loved best. In capturing the uniquely sensuous fun and virtuosity of the composer's personality to an unparalleled degree, they h erald a new era in how his music will be perceived...As has become customary for Naxos, the sound is not only technically but musically excellent."
Laurence Vittes, Audiophile Audition, March 2004