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A fine recital of 20th century music for flute and piano by English composers including some rare pieces, all melodic and memorable. A special recording as it features the traditional "English" wooden flute rather than the metal flute now more prevalent. Its warm tone embellishes these works even more.

CD DURATION:  73:04  

AUDIO SAMPLE: Edward German - Suite for Flute  (beginning)






Edward German: Suite for Flute and Piano
Christopher Redgate: Three Folk Songs
Michael Head: By the River in Spring
Arnold Cooke: Sonatina
York Bowen: Flute Sonata, op. 120
John Tavener: Greek Interlude
Frederic Griffith: Danse Nègre
Charles Stainer: Étude in D minor

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“I can't think of a single modern player who makes a sound to rival the amber-toned, oak-aged ravishing tone that radiates from Celia Redgate's flute. Redgate and Dussek play with supreme naturalness; mellifluous tone and impeccable technique… effortless phrasing and enchanting musical presence. Glowingly recorded and played with exemplary taste and skill, this is one of the most distinguished flute discs to have come my way in a long time.” – Julian Haylock (International Record Review)

“Redgate performs all this attractive material with conspicuous flair, grace and discrimination (vibrato is kept within tasteful bounds). I need merely add that Michael Dussek accompanies with the utmost sympathy, and the recorded sound is nicely intimate and beautifully balanced to boot.” - Andrew Achenbach (Gramophone)

“The high points of the CD are for me [the works by Bowen and Redgate]. Michael Dussek is a first-rate accompanist. The message of this CD is that simple is beautiful. Don't just take my word for it, buy the disc” – Richard Stagg (Pan Magazine)
“Among a variety of good things there is German’s Suite for Flute & Piano. The Suite is an attractive piece of ‘quintessentially English‘ music. In fact the middle movement, the "Souvenir", is a perfect miniature that well balances sentimentality with retrospection.” – John France (Land of Lost Content)
“Redgate and Dussek are an excellent partnership on this disc of light, lovely music.” – Em Marshall (Albion Magazine)
“Presented in a proper English fashion…high toned listening throughout. It almost transports you to a drawing room in another time and place.” – Chris Spector (Midwest Record, USA)
“The playing is first class. Michael Dussek... partners Celia Redgate beautifully. Recommended highly.” (American review – details mislaid)