Tempo Flute

We have already had occasion to present within our columns the duo formed by Kenneth Smith, who for more than twenty-seven years was principal flute of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, and the pianist Paul Rhodes ( A Song without Words – The Legacy of Paul Taffanel; Vocalise). We find the two musicians in a programme of works recorded between 1989 and 2007, re-united in two CDs in which the musicality and freshness are joined in the simple pleasures of an auditory adventure. Most of the pieces are heard in arrangements created by the two players, The French listener will discover here many titles popular across the Channel in Britain to his grand satisfaction.

—Pascal Gresset