The circumstances regarding the Telemann recording were quite unusual. Our quartet had completed the Schubert recording sessions, and Andy and I decided to stay a bit longer in Milan to listen to some of the play-backs. While we were there, János Sebestyén was there too (with a Hungarian flutist, whose name I don't remember) making a recording of their own in the same studio, with the same engineer (Thomas Gallia). Since we were all there together, Gallia (spontaneously!) suggested we do a record together of whatever music he could find for this combination of instruments. So he went to the local music store and found only a bunch of Telemann works, and after practically no rehearsal we did it! I recall feeling an instant "chemistry," particularly with János, and that the result was surprisingly good. However, I was never sent a copy of the finished product, so who knows? I'm sorry to hear that the tapes were lost.
October 6, 2006