Telemann knew very well what the recorder could stand up to and what not, but there are of course many people who can’t stand the recorder. They should hear Maurice Steger and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Academy for Ancient Music Berlin). Steger can make an “Air à l’Italien” tremble on the recorder like a dramatic soprano in an Opera seria. And in the closing minuet of the Concerto in C major the repeated notes came in a frenzied shower as if in a Scarlatti harpsichord sonata. Your ears begin to flap just from listening. Wonderful!
Jan Brachmann, Berliner Zeitung, Feuilleton, 22 March 2006