on April 9, 2002
This is a wonderful disc with beautiful arrangements for harp and flute of many popular classics. Many of these works were originally composed for full orchestra but these arrangements work. The arrangements seem to work especially well for the works of the French composers (Satie, Faure, Ravel, Debussy). Whether you want a nice disc as background music (for dinner, work, relaxing) or really want to focus and listen this CD will provide a pleasurable listening experience.
The two instruments compliment each other and the performances from both Nore Shulman, flute, and Judy Loman, Harp, are sensitive and flawless. In addition the sound is wonderful. Flute recordings can sometimes sound harsh or piercing but the tone here is perfeect.
One comment: The track listing provided above is as it reads on the CD tray insert, however the CD actually starts with Debussy's "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" and Gluck's work pops in at track 12. Other than that all other tracks run in the order - if not track number - listed.
on October 29, 1998
I simply loved this CD. It's the most wonderful thing I have ever heard; it's simply awesome. They got the Gounod's "Ave Maria" and played it using harp and flute, and it brought me close to tears. I believe beautiful music brings you close to heaven, and I sure feel surrounded by angels whenever I listen to this CD.