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A fascinating release, Maya Homburger has a rich understanding of the sonic subtleties of her instrument and a particular affinity for the nuances of its sound-palette. Rather than simply offering us her version of the Bach solos, she has commissioned a set of works – with her own sound as their starting point – to juxtapose with Bach’s. Barry Guy has written three solos named for butterflies, and this third and final disc features Lysandra, the Adonis blue. The work is both introverted and dramatic, paying gentle homage to Bach with its fugato climax but also investigating extended techniques. Well-worth acquiring for the imaginative, thoughtful pairing and remarkable, intriguing coherence of the disc. I might have preferred the Bach slightly freer of the barlines, but the playing is warm and affectionate.

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