In fact the conversion of Maurice Steger as a conductor is of great interest. The musician being interesting, the contribution is always good to take, but, above all, as his performance is no longer centered solely on his role as soloist, it undermines the importance and omnipresence of virtuosity (the phenomenon and „Paganini side of the recorder“) for a much more serene and balanced contribution, passing through several expressive facets.
Les Violons du Roy seemed to enjoy the experience. So did the audience.
Christophe Huss, Montreal, Canada, 2020