UK Regional Press

This splendid new 3CD set from flautist Kenneth Smith and pianist Paul Rhodes explores the musical landscapes created by Paul Taffanel. This Bordeaux-born composer and musician revitalised the world of the flute during the Victorian era, breathing new life into the repertoire by commissioning new works from many of the leading musical figures of the day. Many of these unjustly neglected pieces make a welcome reappearance here alongside some perennial favourites from the pens of Gluck and Saint-Saens.

—Kevin Bryan