London around the year 1700 was one of Europe's leading music centres. Composers and musicians from all over the continent, Handel among them, flocked to the British capital. This CD contains the finest recorder music from that era, performed by one of the best-known European recorder-players, Bart Coen, and his ensemble.
The album includes flute music by well know composers like Händel, Purcell and Corelli as well as less known works like Francesco Mancini’s “Sonata IV”, Andrew Parcham’s ”Solo in G” and a world premiere recording of James Paisibles “Sonatta Flutto Solo”.
Bart Coen is one of the leading recorder players of our time. He has worked together with well-known artists like René Jacobs, Paul Van Nevel (Huelgas Ensemble), Philippe Herreweghe (Collegium Vocale), Sigiswald Kuijken (La Petite bande) and more. In 2009 he realized his first CD project with Per Flauto “Manoscritto di Napoli 1725” which received numerous enthusiastic reviews.