The Dearing Concert Duo’s first CD, Take One, is a survey of works form the Renaissance to contemporary periods featuring flautist Abha Dearing, and guitarist Steven Dearing. Featured composers includes John Dowland, Francisco Molino, French Impressionists such as Satie, Faure and Ravel, and the debut recording of James Lentini’s “Fantasy for Flute and Guitar.”
The Windsor Star
Rated: 5 stars / 5
…marvelous program of guitar and flute duets..there is a definite artistic dialogue going on here and everything about the project boasts precision and attention to detail. It is quite simply one of the most beautiful sound recordings I have ever heard…there’s a brilliant presence about the recording. You’ll swear the Dearings are performing in your living room.
Ralph Valdez – WDET fm
The Dearing Concert Duo transports listeners to a different time and space with their exquisite renditions of classical and modern music. They…transform the very air around them with a gentle magic that allows the music to come alive. The beautiful textures and tones of the Dearing Concert Duo convince the listener that there’s much more going on than simply one guitar and one flute. The sounds and colors seem to fill the spaces, pulling the listener into a peaceful daydream.
Take One flows perfectly from one piece to the next, seemingly against all logic. The transitions are smooth, and they playfully ignore the fact that hundreds of years and countless cultural barriers separate these pieces.
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