Enchantment – music for flute and piano

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Catalogue No: DDA 25054
EAN/UPC: 809730505423
Artists: ,
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Release Date: June 2007
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Discs: 1
Sample: "L'enchanteur" by Reynaldo Hahn (extract)

Kenneth Smith is principal flute of the Philharmonia Orchestra, and also has a busy solo career; for many years he has partnered pianist Paul Rhodes, in a duo which has gained an enviable reputation for quality in both the concert hall and on recordings. The duo’s first CD for Divine Art features a glorious programme of French romantic music*.

Supplied in a high quality digipak. Cover art: from “Paris by Night” by the esteemed artist Nina Mikhailenko.

* We know Franck was Belgian – but he was also a Francophone, and spent much time in Paris.

Track Listing

    Francis Poulenc:

  1. I. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Allegro malincolico (4:55)
  2. II. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Cantilena (4:27)
  3. III. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Presto Giocoso (3:49)
  4. Reynoaldo Hahn:

  5. Danse pour une Deesse (2:17)
  6. L’Enchanteur (2:49)
  7. Joseph-Guy Ropartz:

  8. I. Sonatine for Flute and Piano − Tres modere (6:31)
  9. II. Sonatine for Flute and Piano − Tres lent (5:28)
  10. III. Sonatine for Flute and Piano − Assez vif (4:44)
  11. Henri Dutilleux:

  12. I. Sonatine for Flute and Piano − Allegretto (4:23)
  13. II. Sonatine for Flute and Piano − Andante (1:55)
  14. III. Sonatine for Flute and Piano − Animé (4:16)
  15. César Franck:

  16. I. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Allegro ben moderato (6:47)
  17. II. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Allegro (8:54)
  18. III. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Recitativo fantasia (7:32)
  19. IV. Sonata for Flute and Piano − Allegretto poco mosso (7:19)

Reviews

Pan – The Flute Magazine

Playing so ravishing that I need… to find new superlatives. Simply beautiful… greatest virtuosity… terrific performance

” —Robert Bigio
Pizzicato

A special feel for sonorous beauty…absolutely ravishing… always very expressive and adapting to the different colours of the pieces, in perfect taste and without any excess: this disc is a true enchantment!

” —Marcel Louis