This is the debut solo recording for the team of Patrick Ferreri and Arthur Lauer. The recording was engineered, not as an impersonal concert hall setting, but with an intimate and close touch that brings you, the listener, very close to the instruments, the artists, and the music. All the arrangements and transcriptions were written by Patrick Ferreri and display a depth of understanding of not only flute and guitar, but the process of putting those two instruments together to make music that is much more than the sum of the parts. Consider this small note that Pat wrote to explain his approach to arranging, transcribing, and playing music for the flute and guitar:
"The term complement implies a completing: the combination of two things which, when joined together, form a whole. The term also suggests such disparity in the two things that what is lacking in one is supplied by the other, so that the result of their actual combination brings about a completeness which constitutes or approaches perfection. Thus it is with the guitar and the flute; while the guitar cannot produce lengthy, legato lines, as can the flute, it can produce chords and multi-part textures, which the flute cannot. In many other aspects, each instrument is especially equipped for that which the other is not; together the two instruments produce a musical symbiosis."
These two men have put every bit of their virtuosic musicianship into each piece recorded here, and it is apparent - from the light and dancing "Danza de la Pastora" to the beautiful and sublime "Reverie" by Debussy - that they were successful. Despite the varied range of periods and styles presented, all the music in this recording is eminently listenable.