To Pan and Syrinx – Romantic Flute and Piano

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Catalogue No: DDA 25066
EAN/UPC: 809730506628
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Release Date: February 2008
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 76:35
Sample: Bonis Sonata - Scherzo (extract)

Following their first Divine Art album “Enchantment”, acclaimed flute and piano duo Ken Smith and Paul Rhodes have recorded a sumptuous disc of romantic music, including the rare and lovely Sonata by Melanie Bonis, one of the few women composers of the late 19th /early 20th centuries, and who was a pupil of César Franck. Presented in luxury digipak.

Track Listing

    Bohuslav Martinů:

  1. I. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 1. Allegro moderato (7:07)
  2. II. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 2. Adagio (7:05)
  3. III. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 3. Allegro poco moderato (5:14)
  4. Albert Roussel:

  5. I. Joueurs de Flute − Pan (3:35)
  6. II. Joueurs de Flute − Tityre (1:07)
  7. III. Joueurs de Flute − Krishna (3:04)
  8. IV. Joueurs de Flute − Monsieur de la Pejaudie (1:48)
  9. Georges Enescu:

  10. I. Cantabile and Presto − Cantabile (4:02)
  11. II. Cantabile and Presto − Presto (2:41)
  12. Melanie Bonis:

  13. I. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 1. Andantino con moto (5:04)
  14. II. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 2. Scherzo – Vivace (2:02)
  15. III. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 3. Adagio (6:20)
  16. IV. Sonata for Flute and Piano − 4. Moderato (4:06)
  17. Claude Debussy:

  18. Syrinx (3:00)
  19. Franz Schubert:

  20. I. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Introduction (3:29)
  21. II. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Theme (3:44)
  22. III. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Variation I (1:36)
  23. IV. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Variation II (2:52)
  24. V. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Variation III (1:39)
  25. VI. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Variation IV (2:03)
  26. VII. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Variation V (1:56)
  27. VIII. Introduction, Theme and Variations on “Trockne Blumen”, D.802 − Finale (2:53)

Reviews

Pan – The Flute Magazine

These are exemplary performances. The real surprise is the work by Melanie Bonis which should really be much better known. Highly recommended.

” —Robert Bigio
MusicWeb

[Smith] has developed a reputation as one of the UK’s best flute players, and it is clear from this recording that he is a consummate musician. This is a wonderful disc, both in terms of the repertoire and the quality of the performance. It is the sort of playing that makes you sit up and listen; the artistry of these musicians is impressive and demands attention. I can’t wait to hear the duo’s next CD, of British music.

” —Carla Rees
Mid West Record

Sprightly but with a sure touch throughout, this is a duo well worth your attention, particularly when you are in the mood for something different.  Well done.

” —Chris Spector