Frans Brüggen (* Amsterdam 30-10-1934 - † Amsterdam 13-08-2014). Bruggen brings the music to life admirably capturing both the grandeur and sparkle of the music. His acute rhythmic sense brings great rewards to these performances and Haydn certainly gives his interpreters plenty to think about in this direction.
Brüggen plays wonderfully. He has total command of his instrument: vibrato, dynamics, flying through the vivace passages with no misplaced note. The accompaniment is also excellent
By chance now I have found this rip that completes and improves what I have published two weeks ago. The tracks are lossless. TELDEC has added a Naudot's Concert for recorder, two violins and basso continuo op.XVII/5: Frans Brüggen plays the recorder and Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducts the Concentus Musicus Wien.
This is a monumental collection of Frans Bruggen performing a variety of pre-baroque, baroque and rococco works for recorder(s). Frans Bruggen put the recorder on the map as a solo instrument, and no one before or since has made such a huge impact. Many recorder players have burst onto the scene since, but I dare to say no one has matched Bruggen's musicality and expressiveness. Unfortunately, this 12-CD set appears to be out-of-print and hard-to-find as used copies as well.
This is the last CD of the Frans Brüggen Edition. It contains a very rare interpretation of the Concerto in E minor of Telemann with "The Chamber Orchestra of Amsterdam" conducted by André Rieu in 1962.