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HALL OF FAMEon February 17, 2005
Being married to a flutist allows me to hear some of the greatest works written for this beautiful instrument. Here one of its greatest virtuosos records his favorites from its reportoire.

Gallway performs superb renditions of 29 of his favorites, from Albinoni and Bach to Vivaldi. Much of what he plays most are already familiar with but will enjoy his passionate interpretation even then, e.g. CPE Bach's Flute Concertos and Vivaldi's four seasons selections. The fun comes from hearing other that some might not be that familiar with: Galuppi's Flute Concerto in D or Field's Nocturne in B Flat.

These are all enhanced by Gallway's personal notes on each selection, which is truly a wonderful addition to the liner notes.

This two CD set is truly a wonderful addition to all who love the sweet and flowing tone of flute well played accompanied by excellent orchestration and other instruments. Top shelf!
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on September 14, 2012
Bought this hoping it would be even enough in crescendos/decrescendos for the purpose of quieting the atmosphere (for my massage practice), and it is. All standard classical selections, all done with such lovely evenness of Galway's tone to soothe without seeming like classical Muzak. It is not an exciting performance, it's a consistent one. With this being flute versions of many pieces written for other instruments, Galway's note-hitting precision really shows up -- and makes this a good CD for seizing the mind's attention while also ratcheting it down from hyperdrive. Note that there are 2 CDs.
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on April 30, 2013
I bought this because I was looking for some relaxing music to meditate to. Very calming, does the trick for relaxation. Galway's repertoire is phenomenal, his work bridges all genre's. I also purchased his favorites, celtic, and song of home recordings. All are exquisite.
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on May 21, 2013
This CD is perfect for winding down after a long day. I usually have classical music on before dinnertime to calm the stress of the day - this CD is now in my after-work rotation! He performs beautifully, flawlessly - such a pleasure to listen to!
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on July 30, 2015
Only can repeat myself his music is great.
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on April 4, 2013
This cd is very old, I gave it to my mother as a present and she listened so often than it got scratched on the different players, so I purchased another one for her. She totally loves it and I had enjoyed a lot of the tracks too... Very relaxing and sublime....
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on February 20, 2016
I REALLY like this 2-CD collection, ESPECIALLY the 2nd disk. It's perfect for me while I'm working on my computer. Blends into the background, not interrupting my thinking.
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on October 9, 2014
beautiful music
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on June 26, 2016
A complete master of the instrument & a compelling selection of classical titles.
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on January 15, 2016
Amazing and perfect. Two discs of the most peaceful music ever by a master.
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