But then, almost like in a baroque opera, the diva moves to the front of the stage and performs a lyrical passage in a wonderfully smooth legato. The skies open and sweet round pearls rain down. It’s Mademoiselle Alto Recorder.
 One of the best virtuosos currently playing this instrument, known as “flauto dolce” in the baroque period for a reason and later needlessly relegated to pre-school use, is Maurice Steger.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung / Eleonore Büning

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