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Mozart's alleged distaste for the flute did little to stop him from creating a pair of the most enchanting concertos in the classical repertoire. The fast movements skip by without a care in the world while the slow central movements are steeped in poetry and charm. Bezaly and her Ostrobothnian colleagues have exactly the measure of these pieces, and they clearly relish the witty rhythmic life of both. But what sets this disc apart is the "time travelling" element — the cadenzas (those showy moments where the soloist is allowed to demonstrate his or her virtuosity) are written by Kalevi Aho in a truly 21st-century language. They're a magical glimpse through one composer's eyes and ears at another. Needless to say, Bezaly plays them with all her customary flair and imagination.